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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
Rhymes with Colonel
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:
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