1. anvil

noun. ['ˈænvəl'] a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering.


  • smithy
  • forge


  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff


  • anfilt (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Anvil

  • manvel

How do you pronounce anvil?

Pronounce anvil as ˈænvəl.

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Sentences with anvil

1. Noun, singular or mass
Lay the hot metal on the anvil with part of the metal stock extending over the edge.

2. Adjective
In most cases, hammering the ends against a workbench or anvil accomplishes this.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Use anvil pruners for thin branches and lopping shears for those thicker than 1 inch.

Quotes about anvil

1. Tell people the hammered truth, and it will ring like steel against an anvil.
- Elizabeth Haydon, The Floating Island

2. Palestine is the anvil of our souls.
- Clovis Maksoud

2. anvil

noun. ['ˈænvəl'] the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes.


  • middle ear
  • incus
  • auditory ossicle
  • tympanic cavity


  • bring to
  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember


  • anfilt (Middle English (1100-1500))