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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sim-er]
    • /ˈsɪm ər/
    • /ˈsɪm.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-er]
    • /ˈsɪm ər/

Definitions of simmering word

  • verb without object simmering to cook or cook in a liquid at or just below the boiling point. 1
  • verb without object simmering to make a gentle murmuring sound, as liquids cooking just below the boiling point. 1
  • verb without object simmering to be in a state of subdued or restrained activity, development, excitement, anger, etc.: The town simmered with rumors. 1
  • verb with object simmering to keep (liquid) in a state approaching boiling. 1
  • verb with object simmering to cook in a liquid that is kept at or just below the boiling point. 1
  • noun simmering the state or process of simmering. 1

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Origin of simmering

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55; alteration of earlier simper < ?

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Parts of speech for Simmering


simmering popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% 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.

simmering usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for simmering

adj simmering

  • at work — If someone is at work they are doing their job or are busy doing a particular activity.
  • browning — a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc
  • carbonated — Carbonated drinks are drinks that contain small bubbles of carbon dioxide.
  • cooking — Cooking is food which has been cooked.
  • foamy — covered with or full of foam.

adjective simmering

  • exertive — Having power or a tendency to exert; using exertion.
  • yeasty — of, containing, or resembling yeast.

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