Gel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒel|  American pronunciation of the word gel
Brit.  |dʒel|  British pronunciation of the word gel


- a colloid in a more solid form than a sol
- jellylike substance used in hair styling
- a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects (syn: gelatin)


- become a gel
- apply a styling gel to (syn: mousse)


The mixture will gel as it cools.

Our plans are finally starting to gel.

I am surprised how quickly this group has gelled together.

The new players have gelled.

Don't start writing until the idea has gelled in your mind.

He did not gel with Chapman.

After two days, the group gelled into a team.

He said the idea had already gelled in his mind as far back as 1981.

The solid, when heated, gelled

Word forms

I/you/we/they: gel
he/she/it: gels
present participle: gelling
past tense: gelled
past participle: gelled
singular: gel
plural: gels
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