How to Pronounce clews?

Correct pronunciation for the word "clews" is [klˈuːz], [klˈuːz], [k_l_ˈuː_z].

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"Clews" in context

Clews are thread-like objects used to form and secure various types of items including cords, strings, and especially yarn. In knitting, crocheting, and weaving, they are used to help create loops that will be pulled into a finished product. The word clew is derived from the old English word cliewa, meaning a ball of yarn. The most common type of clew found in crafting is the wooden clew, which is traditionally carved from a piece of wood. These are used to help create uniform, consistent stitches when knitting. They can also be used to keep yarn or string taut during the weaving process.

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Usage over time for clews:

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


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