cloven hoof

clo·ven hoof
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-vuh n hoo f, hoof]
    • /ˈkloʊ vən hʊf, huf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-vuh n hoo f, hoof]
    • /ˈkloʊ vən hʊf, huf/

Definitions of cloven hoof words

  • countable noun cloven hoof Animals that have cloven hooves have feet that are divided into two parts. Cows, sheep, and goats have cloven hooves. 3
  • noun cloven hoof the divided hoof of a pig, goat, cow, deer, or related animal, which consists of the two middle digits of the foot 3
  • noun cloven hoof the mark or symbol of Satan 3
  • noun cloven hoof the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation. 1
  • noun cloven hoof animal's horned foot with two toes 1
  • noun cloven hoof A divided hoof, as on bovine animals. 0

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cloven hoof popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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