how to pronounce shill


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the above transcription of shill 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.

shill is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… another shill for another politician and …”

meanings of shill


  1. A house player in a casino.
  2. An accomplice at a confidence trick during an auction or gambling game.
  3. A person paid to endorse a product favourably, while pretending to be impartial.


  1. To promote or endorse in return for payment, especially dishonestly.
  2. To shell.
  3. To put under cover; to sheal.

shill frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shill occurs in english on average 0.3 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 shill 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 shill can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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