sewing machine

sew·ing ma·chine
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [soh-ing muh-sheen]
    • /ˈsoʊ ɪŋ məˈʃin/
    • /ˈsəʊɪŋ məˈʃiːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [soh-ing muh-sheen]
    • /ˈsoʊ ɪŋ məˈʃin/

Definitions of sewing machine words

  • noun sewing machine any of various foot-operated or electric machines for sewing or making stitches, ranging from machines with a shuttle for a spool of thread and a needle for sewing garments to industrial machines for sewing leather, book pages together, etc. 1
  • noun sewing machine appliance for stitching fabric 1
  • countable noun sewing machine A sewing machine is a machine that you use for sewing. 0
  • noun sewing machine any machine designed to sew material. It is now usually driven by electric motor but is sometimes operated by a foot treadle or by hand 0
  • noun sewing machine a machine with a mechanically driven needle used for sewing and stitching 0

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Origin of sewing machine

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Sewing machine


sewing machine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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