how to pronounce pill


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pill is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… just take this pill and the pill is …”

meanings of pill


  1. A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant person.
  2. A small, usually round or cylindrical object designed for easy swallowing, usually containing some sort of medication.
  3. Contraceptive medication, usually in the form of a pill to be taken by a woman; an oral contraceptive pill.
  4. A baseball.
  5. Something offensive, unpleasant or nauseous which must be accepted or endured.
  6. A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing.
  7. An inlet on the coast; a small tidal pool or bay.
  8. The peel or skin.
  9. A rounded rectangle indicating the tag or category that an item belongs to.
  10. A comical or entertaining person.
  11. A bullet (projectile).


  1. To be peeled; to peel off in flakes.
  2. To medicate with pills.
  3. To pillage; to despoil or impoverish.
  4. Of a woven fabric surface, to form small matted balls of fiber.
  5. To peel; to remove the outer layer of hair, skin, or bark.
  6. To peel; to make by removing the skin.
  7. To persuade or convince someone of something.
  8. To form into the shape of a pill.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Pill and Easton-in-Gordano parish, North Somerset, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST5275).
  3. A municipality of Tyrol, Austria.

pill frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pill occurs in english on average 7.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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