• Pronunciation of release: R IY0 L IY1 S (rɪ'lis)

  • Number of syllables of release: 2

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  • Definition of release

    • (n): the act of liberating someone or something  
    • (n): (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone  
    • (n): a formal written statement of relinquishment  
    • (n): the termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)  
    • (n): the act of allowing a fluid to escape  
    • (n): activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"  
    • (n): merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"  
    • (n): a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation  
    • (n): an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation  
    • (n): euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"  
    • (n): a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"  
    • (v): generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"  
    • (v): eliminate (substances) from the body  
    • (v): make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator''s bank account"  
    • (v): prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"  
    • (v): let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"  
    • (v): release, as from one''s grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won''t fall"  
    • (v): part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"  
    • (v): grant freedom to; free from confinement  
    • (v): make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"  

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