how to pronounce dwell


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dwell is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of dwell in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… very close to dwell in many ways where …”

meanings of dwell


  1. In a petrol engine, the period of time the ignition points are closed to let current flow through the ignition coil in between each spark. This is measured as an angle in degrees around the camshaft in the distributor which controls the points, for example in a 4-cylinder engine it might be 55° (spark at 90° intervals, points closed for 55° between each).
  2. A planned delay in a timed control program.
  3. A brief pause in the motion of part of a mechanism to allow an operation to be completed.
  4. A period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.


  1. To live; to reside.
  2. To abide; to remain; to continue.
  3. To be in a given state.
  4. To linger (on) a particular thought, idea etc.; to remain fixated (on).

dwell frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dwell occurs in english on average 7.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dwell can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dwell can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

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