how to pronounce quell


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the above transcription of quell 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.

quell is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… overpopulation quell starvation in …”

meanings of quell


  1. To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish.
  2. To die.
  3. To be subdued or abated; to diminish.
  4. To subdue, to put down; to silence or force (someone) to submit.
  5. To kill.


  1. A source, especially a spring.
  2. A subduing.
  3. An emotion or sensation which rises suddenly.

quell frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quell occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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