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payroll Syllabification: pay·roll
Pronunciation: /ˈpāˌrōl/

Definition of payroll in English:


1A list of a company’s employees and the amount of money they are to be paid: there are just three employees on the payroll
More example sentences
  • Management of the agency wanted her to go on the payroll as an employee for 30 hours a week.
  • All those employees on the payroll do not want their cause to go away.
  • Then there's the opposite side of the coin: employees on payrolls.
1.1The total amount of wages and salaries paid by a company to its employees: small employers with a payroll of less than $45,000
More example sentences
  • Thousands of factories report their total payrolls to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics every month.
  • Total payrolls were up more than 1 percent as of July.
  • Total payrolls were higher last month than in April.

Words that rhyme with payroll

bankroll • bedroll
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