How Do You Spell SLEW?

Pronunciation: [slˈuː] (IPA)

The word "slew" is often misspelled as "slue" due to their similar pronunciation. However, the correct spelling is "slew" which is pronounced as /slu/. The IPA phonetic transcription for "slew" is /sluː/, with a long "u" sound. It is commonly used to refer to a large number or amount of something, such as "a slew of books on the shelf" or "he has a slew of problems to deal with". Proper spelling is key in effective communication and avoiding misunderstandings.

SLEW Meaning and Definition

  1. Slew is a noun that refers to a large or excessive number or quantity of something. It can also be used as a verb that means to turn or twist suddenly, or to pivot on one point.

    As a noun, slew is often used to describe a great number or multitude of things. It suggests an overwhelming or excessive quantity, often implying difficulty in dealing with or managing such a large amount. For example, "He had a slew of emails to respond to after being away on vacation."

    Slew can also be used as a verb, particularly in the context of movement. It describes a sudden or rapid change in direction or rotation, often involving a pivot or twist. For instance, "The car slewed to the right to avoid an accident."

    In a broader sense, slew can also connote an abrupt or sudden change or shift, whether in behavior, circumstances, or perspective. It implies a swift and noticeable alteration or deviation from a previous state. For example, "After the scandal, there was a slew of resignations from the company's board."

    Overall, the term "slew" captures the notion of a large amount or number, as well as sudden or rapid movements or changes.

  2. • Did slay.
    • Pt. Of slay, which see.
    • To turn round, as a mast or boom about its axis, without removing it from its place; to turn round about.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of SLEW

The word "slew" is of Irish origin. It comes from the Irish word "sluagh" which means a crowd or a multitude. In the 19th century, "slew" entered the English language as a noun meaning a large number or a multitude. Over time, it also began to be used as a verb meaning to turn or twist suddenly. This usage might be influenced by the fact that "slew" sounds similar to "slue", which means to turn sharply.

Similar spelling words for SLEW

Plural form of SLEW is SLEWS

Conjugate verb Slew


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