pell–mell

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adverb \ˌpel-ˈmel\

Definition of pell–mell

  1. 1 :  in mingled confusion or disorder papers strewn pell–mell on the desk

  2. 2 :  in confused haste ran pell–mell for the door

pell–mell

adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of pell–mell

Middle French pelemele


PELL–MELL Defined for English Language Learners

pell-mell

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adverb

Definition of pell–mell for English Language Learners

  • : in a confused and hurried way


PELL–MELL Defined for Kids

pell–mell

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adverb \ˈpel-ˈmel\

Definition of pell–mell for Students

  1. :  in a confused or hurried way People rushed pell-mell toward the exit.


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