how to pronounce killer


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killer is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… identified the real killer the science …”

meanings of killer


  1. Ellipsis of killer whale.
  2. That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.
  3. A diacritical mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel (e.g., the Hindi viram, the Bengali or Oriya hasanta) or render the entire syllable silent (e.g., the Burmese virama, the Khmer toandakhiat).
  4. Something that is so far ahead of its competition that it effectively kills off that competition.
  5. A particularly heavy type of handstamp, or portion of one, often obscuring a large part of the postage stamp.
  6. One who or that which kills.
  7. A knockout form of darts or pool involving several players.
  8. A club used for killing fish.


  1. Excellent, very good, cool.
  2. Causing death, destruction, or obliteration.
  3. Distressing, uncomfortable.

killer frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word killer occurs in english on average 26.7 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 killer 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 killer can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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