Funnel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfʌnl|  American pronunciation of the word funnel
Brit.  |ˈfʌn(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word funnel


- a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
- a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
- (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)


- move or pour through a funnel


Police at the barriers funnelled the crowd into the arena.

Incoming tides funnel up the channel with enormous power.

His office funneled millions of dollars in secret contributions to the re-election campaign.

funnel the liquid into the small bottle

the funnel cloud of a tornado

Word forms

I/you/we/they: funnel
he/she/it: funnels
present participle: funnelling
past tense: funnelled
past participle: funnelled
singular: funnel
plural: funnels
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