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shrew is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of shrew in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… peter shrew carried meteorologists dr …”

meanings of shrew


  1. Certain other small mammals that resemble true shrews (order Soricomorpha).
  2. Any of numerous small, mouselike, chiefly nocturnal, mammals of the family Soricidae (order Soricomorpha).
  3. An ill-tempered, nagging woman: a scold.


  1. To beshrew; to curse.

shrew frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shrew occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shrew can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shrew can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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