how to pronounce trowel


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the above transcription of trowel 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.

trowel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… has been a bit of a trowel the white …”

meanings of trowel


  1. A tool used for smoothing a mold.
  2. A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.
  3. A gardener's tool, shaped like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring soil etc.


  1. To apply something heavily or unsubtly.
  2. To apply (a substance) with a trowel.
  3. To pass over with a trowel.

trowel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word trowel occurs in english on average 1.1 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 trowel 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 trowel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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