How do you pronounce sew?

Why is sew pronounced as sow?

One sows seeds; one does not sew them. Seeds are sown; threads are sewn. But sew itself has multiple pronunciations, since a cow that’s gone sew (=dry) is pronounced [sjuː] .

Is it sew or sewn?

If you sew, you join pieces of cloth together by passing thread through them with a needle. The past tense of sew is sewed. The past participle can be either sewn or sewed. Sewn is more common.

How do you spell sew as in pig?

The verb sow is pronounced completely differently from the noun sow, which means “a female pig.” When you sow flower seeds, it rhymes with “go.” When you admire an enormous, muddy sow in a pig pen, it rhymes with “cow.” When two words are spelled the same but sound different, they’re called heteronyms.

What is the word sewn?

Anything sewn has been fastened, patched, or stitched. The adjective sewn is also the past participle of the verb sew, which is rooted in the Old English siwian, “to stitch, mend, patch, or knit together.”

How do you spell sew like?

verb (used without object), sewed, sewn or sewed, sew·ing. to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.

What does sew stand for?

SEW

Acronym Definition
SEW Scientific and Engineering Workstation
SEW Spiritual Emphasis Week
SEW Software Engineering Workshop
SEW Segregated Early Weaning (in swine)
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Is sew a present tense?

The third-person singular simple present indicative form of sew is sews. The present participle of sew is sewing. The past participle of sew is sewed.