how to pronounce toll


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toll is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… talk about the toll it took on me …”

meanings of toll


  1. To draw; entice; invite; allure.
  2. To levy a toll on (someone or something).
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of tell.
  4. To tear in pieces.
  5. To pay a toll or tallage.
  6. To draw; pull; tug; drag.
  7. To lure with bait; tole (especially, fish and animals).
  8. To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  9. To take as a toll.
  10. To impose a fee for the use of.
  11. To suspend.
  12. To summon by ringing a bell.
  13. To ring (a bell) slowly and repeatedly.
  14. To announce by tolling.


  1. A fee paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, etc.
  2. A fee for using any kind of material processing service.
  3. Loss or damage incurred through a disaster.
  4. A tollbooth.
  5. The act or sound of tolling.
  6. A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  7. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.


  1. A surname​.

toll frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word toll occurs in english on average 9.3 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 toll 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 toll can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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