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noun pearl pronunciation in American English /pɜrl/
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singularpearl
pluralpearls
  1. 2
    [uncountable] a hard substance that is inside some shells and looks shiny like a pearl
    pearl buttons
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  2. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] someone or something that is considered very good, valuable, or beautiful
    Singapore is sometimes described as the pearl of the Orient.
  3. 4
    [countable] old-fashioned a stupid remark made by someone that is very funny
    He came out with some absolute pearls.

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