how to pronounce excel


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the above transcription of excel 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.

excel is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of excel in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… being closely related to excel is going …”

meanings of excel


  1. To exceed, to go beyond.
  2. To be much better than others.
  3. To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.


  1. A spreadsheet application software program written and distributed by Microsoft.

excel frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word excel occurs in english on average 2.4 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 excel 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 excel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to excel


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