Synonyms for swell

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : swel
Phonetic Transcription : swɛl

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Définition of swell

Origin :
  • Old English swellan "grow or make bigger" (past tense sweall, past participle swollen), from Proto-Germanic *swelnanan (cf. Old Saxon swellan, Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, Middle Dutch swellen, Dutch zwellen, Old High German swellan, German schwellen), of unknown origin.
  • adj wonderful
  • noun large increase, flow
  • verb become larger
Example sentences :
  • Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Now, the stool-pigeon in this trick is a swell English crook.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Leave room for it to swell, but secure it firmly, so that no water can get in.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Pour in the pudding, and tie it tightly, leaving room for it to swell.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • His ear, moreover, was very sore and began to swell rapidly.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The two rose in a moment, and were borne by the swell toward the boat.
  • Extract from : « Georgie's Present » by Miss Brightwell
  • Then her stomach began to swell and she suffered, oh, so dreadfully!
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • "The only thing that's swell about him is his head," said Pee-wee in his loudest voice.
  • Extract from : « Pee-wee Harris » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • As she went away he stared after her and seemed to swell with some bursting emotion.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • On one side of it was a picture of a tall gent in a swell frock suit.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole

Antonyms for swell

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