how to pronounce killer

/ˈkɪlɚ/

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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

noun:

  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.

adjective:

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

words with pronunciation similar to killer

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