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How to Pronounce leer?

Correct pronunciation for the word "leer" is [lˈi͡ə], [lˈi‍ə], [l_ˈiə].

What are the misspellings for leer?

"Leer" in context

Leer is a German word meaning to look or to appear. It is used to describe someone's facial expression or attitude, such as a person with a serious countenance or a person who seems rude and unapproachable. The word is also used to describe a particular look people give one another when they are communicating in a very subtle way without saying a word. It can be a look of admiration, approval or disapproval. People also use leer to describe a look of slyness, teasing or even suspicion. When used sarcastically, leer can imply that someone has an agenda or is up to no good.

What are similar-sounding words for leer?

Usage over time for leer:

This graph shows how "leer" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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