Purcell

biographical name (1)
Pur·​cell | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈsel How to pronounce Purcell (audio) \

Definition of Purcell

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Edward Mills 1912–1997 American physicist

Purcell

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Pur·​cell | \ ˈpər-səl How to pronounce Purcell (audio) , (ˌ)pər-ˈsel How to pronounce Purcell (audio) \

Definition of Purcell (Entry 2 of 2)

Henry 1659–1695 English composer

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“Purcell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Purcell. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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