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  • noun
    A full or gently rounded shape or form. (the soft swell of her breast)
    A gradual increase in amount, intensity, or volume. (a huge swell in the popularity of one-day cricket)
    A slow, regular movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break. (there was a heavy swell)
    A mechanism for producing a crescendo or diminuendo in an organ or harmonium.
    A fashionable or stylish person of wealth or high social position. (a crowd of city swells)
    (especially of a part of the body) become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid. (her bruised knee was already swelling up)
    Become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume. (the low murmur swelled to a roar)
    Excellent; very good. (you're looking swell)


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