Definition of pencil sharpener in English:

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pencil sharpener

Pronunciation: /ˈpensəl ˌSHärp(ə)nər/


A device for sharpening a pencil by rotating a cutter around its point.
Example sentences
  • Behind a gas station we find some personal articles: a money clip, a pencil sharpener, part of a pen.
  • You simply place your hand on a device that looks somewhat like an electric pencil sharpener, and it measures levels of carotenoids in your skin.
  • She also had two notebooks for writing in, a case of pencils, a pencil sharpener, and some erasers.

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Syllabification: pen·cil sharp·en·er

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