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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bril]
    • /brɪl/
    • /brɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bril]
    • /brɪl/

Definitions of brill word

  • adjective brill If you say that something is brill, you are very pleased about it or think that it is very good. 3
  • noun brill a European food fish, Scophthalmus rhombus, a flatfish similar to the turbot but lacking tubercles on the body: family Bothidae 3
  • adjective brill excellent or wonderful 3
  • noun brill an edible European flatfish (Scophthalmus rhombus) 3
  • noun plural brill a European flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus, closely related to the turbot. 1
  • noun brill William Stewart ("Brill") 1852–1922, U.S. surgeon and educator. 1

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Origin of brill

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1475-85; of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Brill


brill popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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