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1. eel

noun. ['ˈiːl'] voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins.

Synonyms

  • soft-finned fish
  • moray
  • tuna
  • conger eel
  • common eel
  • elver
  • malacopterygian
  • conger
  • Anguilla sucklandii
  • moray eel
  • order Anguilliformes
  • Anguilliformes
  • order Apodes

Etymology

  • ele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Eel

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  • mendivil
  • automobile
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  • villarreal
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  • vandriel
  • becerril
  • vantil
  • puerile
  • pierceall
  • mczeal
  • mcniel
  • mcneill
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  • mcneal
  • mcgreal
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  • macneill
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  • macneal
  • jabril
  • corniel
  • corneal
  • congeal
  • conceal
  • braziel
  • brazeal
  • brasil
  • averill

How do you pronounce eel?

Pronounce eel as il.

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Example sentences of the word eel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Due to the bacteria in their mouth, the bite of an eel can lead to severe infections.

Quotes containing the word eel


1. Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie. (Jace Wayland)
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.
- Edith Sitwell

3. Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

2. cusk-eel

noun. elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes.

Synonyms

  • percoidean
  • Ophidiidae
  • percoid fish
  • family Ophidiidae

3. eel-shaped

adjective. shaped in the form of an eel.

Antonyms

  • amorphous

4. eel

noun. ['ˈiːl'] the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled.

Synonyms

  • fish
  • common eel
  • elver
  • smoked eel

Etymology

  • ele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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