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1. quail

verb. ['ˈkweɪl'] draw back, as with fear or pain.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • shrink
  • cringe
  • funk
  • flinch
  • squinch
  • wince
  • move
  • retract

Antonyms

  • recede
  • ride
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • quaille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • quaille (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Quail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

How do you pronounce quail?

Pronounce quail as kweɪl.

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Example sentences of the word quail


1. Noun, singular or mass
Set the quail in a shallow dish and place it in the oven.

2. Adjective
Hold the young quail daily, so it becomes accustomed to you.

Quotes containing the word quail


1. There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
- Robert Frost

2. button-quail

noun. small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains.

Synonyms

  • striped button quail
  • button quail
  • hemipode
  • bustard quail
  • wading bird
  • wader
  • Turnix sylvatica
  • Turnix

3. quail

noun. ['ˈkweɪl'] small gallinaceous game birds.

Synonyms

  • bevy
  • partridge
  • phasianid
  • Lofortyx californicus
  • bobwhite
  • Old World quail
  • California quail

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • expand
  • straighten
  • elation

Etymology

  • quaille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • quaille (Anglo-Norman)

4. quail

noun. ['ˈkweɪl'] flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised.

Antonyms

  • linger

Etymology

  • quaille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • quaille (Anglo-Norman)
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