how to pronounce smelled


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the above transcription of smelled 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.

smelled is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… tanks or cesspools city smelled terrible …”

meanings of smelled


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of smell.

smelled frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word smelled occurs in english on average 8.8 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.

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

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to smelled


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