eel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈiːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/il/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ēl)

Inflections of 'eel' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
eels
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
eel
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "Eel generally live in shallow waters.")
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eel

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. went fishing for eels
  2. [catch, fish, cook] eels
  3. jellied eels are typically [Cockney, British]
  4. eels have a [slender, long, elongated] body
  5. [as slippery as, slippery like] an eel
  6. [an electric, a moray] eel
  7. [eat, try] eel
n as adj
  1. eel [fishing, trawling, ponds]
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