how to pronounce grill


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the above transcription of grill is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

grill is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… wanted to um grill you in private before …”

meanings of grill


  1. A cooking device comprising a source of radiative heat and a means of holding food under it; a broiler in US English.
  2. Misspelling of girl.
  3. On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  4. A grillroom; a restaurant serving grilled food.
  5. Food (designed to be) cooked on a grill.
  6. The front teeth regarded collectively.
  7. Harm.
  8. A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
  9. A grating; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  10. A cooking device comprising a source of radiative and convective heat and a means of holding food above it; a barbecue.


  1. To stamp or mark with a grill.
  2. To feel very hot; to swelter.
  3. To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
  4. To snarl; snap.
  5. To cook food under the element of a stove or only under the top element of an oven - broil, (cooking) salamander.
  6. To cook (food) on a grill; to barbecue.
  7. To tremble; shiver.
  8. To make angry; provoke; incite.
  9. To terrify; make tremble.


  1. Harsh, rough, severe; cruel.

grill frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word grill occurs in english on average 18 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics grill 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 grill can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to grill


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