Real - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːəl|  American pronunciation of the word real
Brit.  |rɪəl|  British pronunciation of the word real


- any rational or irrational number
- the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
- an old small silver Spanish coin


- not to be taken lightly
- capable of being treated as fact(syn: tangible)
- being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something (syn: actual, genuine, literal)
- (of property) fixed or immovable
- coinciding with reality (syn: veridical)


- used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal(syn: rattling, really, very)


The movie is based on real events.

The detective Sherlock Holmes is not a real person.

He has no real power; he is just a figurehead.

The battle scenes in the movie seemed very real to me.

The team has a real chance at winning.

There is a very real possibility that we will be moving to Maine.

In real life, relationships are not perfect.

The actor looks taller on TV than he does in real life.

He's always daydreaming and seems to be out of touch with the real world.

What is his real name?

We had a real good time.

The water is real warm.

We went to bed real late.

An opportunity of doing a real good office.

It looks real nice.

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