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How to Pronounce clew?

Correct pronunciation for the word "clew" is [klˈuː], [klˈuː], [k_l_ˈuː].

What are the misspellings for clew?

"Clew" in context

Clew is a term used to refer to a ball of thread or yarn. It is most often used in a mythological context, when describing how the Greek hero Theseus was able to find his way out of the Minotaur's Labyrinth. According to the myth, the Princess Ariadne gave Theseus an enchanted clew, which unravalled itself as he ventured deep into the Labyrinth. In this way, he was able to escape the Labyrinth safely and returned successfully to Athens.

The term can also be used in sailing, when referring to the line which is used to raise and lower a sail.

What are similar-sounding words for clew?

Usage over time for clew:

This graph shows how "clew" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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