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Adjective

swell (not comparable)

Positive
swell

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

(nonstandard) swell (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
swell

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. (informal) Excellent.

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Noun

Singular
swell

Plural
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swell ({{{1}}})
  1. A long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased.
  2. (music) A gradual crescendo followed by diminuendo.
  3. (music) A device for controlling the volume of a pipe organ.
  4. (music) A division in a pipe organ, usually the largest enclosed division.

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Verb

Infinitive
to swell

Third person singular
swells

Simple past
swelled

Past participle
swollen or swelled

Present participle
swelling

to swell (third-person singular simple present swells, present participle swelling, simple past swelled, past participle swollen or swelled)
  1. (intransitive) To become bigger, especially due to being engorged.

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