how to pronounce fell


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fell is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… were reasons that it fell and I even saw …”

meanings of fell


  1. The stitching down of a fold of cloth; specifically, the portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down.
  2. An animal skin, hide, pelt.
  3. The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
  4. A wild field or upland moor.
  5. Anger; gall; melancholy.
  6. A rocky ridge or chain of mountains.
  7. Human skin (now only as a metaphorical use of previous sense).
  8. A cutting-down of timber.
  9. The finer portions of ore, which go through the meshes when the ore is sorted by sifting.


  1. Simple past tense of fall.
  2. To stitch down a protruding flap of fabric, as a seam allowance, or pleat.
  3. To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree.
  4. Past participle of fall.
  5. To strike down, kill, destroy.


  1. Of a strong and cruel nature; eager and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage.
  2. Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent.
  3. Very large; huge.
  4. Eager; earnest; intent.


  1. Sharply; fiercely.


  1. A surname​.

fell frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word fell occurs in english on average 79.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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