Particle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɑːrtɪkl|  American pronunciation of the word particle
Brit.  |ˈpɑːtɪk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word particle


- (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything (syn: atom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, speck)
- a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
- a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

Extra examples

There is not a particle of evidence to support their claim.

There is not a particle of truth in what he said.

The phrasal verb “look up” consists of the verb “look” and the adverbial particle “up.”

...the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable...

Every particle of matter is infinitely divisible.

Every particle of matter attracts every other particle.

Where a sunbeam enters, every particle of dust becomes visible.

There's not a particle of truth in what he says.

Latin particle "ne" with the imperative has a prohibitive force.

Word forms

singular: particle
plural: particles
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