how to pronounce peel


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peel is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the peel of an orange this thin layer of …”

meanings of peel


  1. The blade of an oar.
  2. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  3. A shovel or similar instrument, now especially a pole with a flat disc at the end used for removing pizza or loaves of bread from a baker's oven.
  4. A fence made of stakes; a stockade.
  5. The action of peeling away from a formation.
  6. A cosmetic preparation designed to remove dead skin or to exfoliate.
  7. A stake.
  8. A takeout which removes a stone from play as well as the delivered stone.
  9. Alternative form of peal (“a small or young salmon").
  10. An equal or match; a draw.
  11. A T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry.
  12. The skin or outer layer of a fruit, vegetable, etc.


  1. To move, separate (off or away).
  2. To remove one's clothing.
  3. To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips; to shed skin in such a way.
  4. To play a peel shot.
  5. To plunder; to pillage, rob.
  6. Misspelling of peal: to sound loudly.
  7. To remove something from the outer or top layer of.
  8. To remove the skin or outer covering of.
  9. To send through a hoop (of a ball other than one's own).


  1. Robert Peel, British Prime Minister.
  2. A town in the Isle of Man.
  3. A surname​.
  4. A regional municipality in Peel, Southern Ontario, Ontario, Canada.
  5. A placename.
  6. A county of Southern Ontario, Ontario, Canada.
  7. A region south of Perth, Western Australia.

peel frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word peel occurs in english on average 15.2 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 peel 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 peel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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