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How to Pronounce foul?

Correct pronunciation for the word "foul" is [fˈa͡ʊl], [fˈa‍ʊl], [f_ˈaʊ_l].

Definition of foul

  1. Filthy; not clean; turbid; muddy; impure; scurrilous, obscene, or profane; cloudy and stormy; rainy; defiling; detestable; unfair; loathsome; disgraceful; gross; full of gross humours or impurities; full of weeds; entangled; hindered from motion, opposed to clear; covered with weeds or barnacles, as a ship's bottom; contrary, as wind; not safe.
  2. To make filthy; to defile; to soil; to bring into collision.
  3. To become foul; to come into collision. To fall foul, to rush on with haste, rough force, and unseasonable violence; to run against. Foul-anchor, when the cable has a turn round the anchor.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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