how to pronounce spill


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spill is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… cracked rib from a spill on a bike and …”

meanings of spill


  1. . To come undone.
  2. To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
  3. To drop something so that it spreads out or makes a mess; to accidentally pour.
  4. To drop something that was intended to be caught.
  5. To reveal information to an uninformed party.
  6. To spread out or fall out, as above.
  7. To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed.
  8. To open the leadership of a parliamentary party for re-election.
  9. To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
  10. To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.
  11. To mar; to damage; to destroy by misuse; to waste.


  1. The situation where sound is picked up by a microphone from a source other than that which is intended.
  2. A declaration that the leadership of a parliamentary party is vacant, and open for re-election. Short form of leadership spill.
  3. A mess of something that has been dropped.
  4. A small stick or piece of paper used to light a candle, cigarette etc by the transfer of a flame from a fire.
  5. A metallic rod or pin.
  6. One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
  7. A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
  8. A small sum of money.
  9. A slender piece of anything.
  10. A fall or stumble.

spill frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word spill occurs in english on average 7.5 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 spill 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 spill 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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