how to pronounce sinew


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the above transcription of sinew is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

sinew is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… our nhs is straining every sinew to cope …”

meanings of sinew


  1. That which gives strength or in which strength consists; a supporting factor or member; mainstay.
  2. Muscular power, muscle; nerve, nervous energy; vigor, vigorous strength.
  3. A cord or tendon of the body.
  4. A nerve.
  5. A cord or string, particularly (music) as of a musical instrument.


  1. To knit together or make strong with, or as if with, sinews.

sinew frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sinew occurs in english on average 0.5 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 sinew 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 sinew can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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