1. colonel

noun. ['ˈkɝːnəl'] a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general.


  • lieutenant colonel
  • commissioned military officer

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Rhymes with Colonel

  • nocturnal
  • fraternal
  • external
  • paternal
  • maternal
  • internal
  • infernal
  • eternal
  • diurnal
  • vernal
  • purnell
  • pernell
  • kernel
  • journal
  • durnil
  • durnell
  • burnell
  • bernal

How do you pronounce colonel?

Pronounce colonel as ˈkərnəl.

US - How to pronounce colonel in American English

UK - How to pronounce colonel in British English

How to spell colonel? Is it colanely? Or kolonel? Common misspellings are:

  • colanely
  • kolonel

Sentences with colonel

1. Noun, singular or mass
A very unusual spelling is the word "colonel" which is pronounced "kernel."

Quotes about colonel

1. The Colonel led all the cheers.Cornbread!"he screamed.CHICKEN!"the crowd responded.Rice!"PEAS!"And then, all together: "WE GOT HIGHER SATs."Hip Hip Hip Hooray!"the Colonel cried.YOU'LL BE WORKIN' FOR US SOMEDAY!
- John Green, Looking for Alaska

2. You can't eat hope,' the woman said.You can't eat it, but it sustains you,' the colonel replied.
- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba