Definition of Reel off

1. Verb. Unwind from or as if from a reel. "Unreel the tape"

Exact synonyms: Unreel
Generic synonyms: Reel

2. Verb. Recite volubly or extravagantly. "He could recite the names of all the chemical elements"
Exact synonyms: Rattle Down, Rattle Off, Roll Off, Spiel Off
Generic synonyms: Recite

Definition of Reel off

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To list effortlessly and quickly. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To produce (e.g. a performance), in an effortless manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reel Off

reekers
reekie
reekier
reekiest
reekin
reeking
reeks
reeky
reel
reel-to-reel
reel-to-reel tape
reel-to-reel tape recorder
reel-to-reels
reel foot
reel in
reel off (current term)
reel out
reel to reel tape
reel up
reelable
reelect
reelected
reelecting
reelection
reelections
reelects
reeled
reeler
reelers
reelevate

Literary usage of Reel off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"to browze; 2. to turn cattle into (a meadow. Sic.). [reel off. ... 1. to unwind, to wind or reel off (a bottom of thread, &c. ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"to browze; 2. to turn cattle into (a meadow. Inc.). [reel off. on, (10. ... Ia 1. to unwind, to wind or reel off (a bottom of thread, &c. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the German and English Languages ...by George J. Adler by George J. Adler (1897)
"1. to unwind, la wind olT. reel off, to untwist; to bring down by means of a windlass. 51 b Ш i It f en, TJ. a. 1. to call off or warn by a nod ; 2. to deny ..."

4. Haw-ho-noo: Or, Records of a Tourist by Charles Lanman (1850)
"reel off! reel off! you have struck him ! There! give him play, but feel his weight and let him contend for every inch of line that you give him, ..."

5. Haw-ho-noo: Or, Records of a Tourist by Charles Lanman (1850)
"reel off! reel off! you have struck him ! There! give him play, but feel his weight and let him contend for every inch of line that you give him, ..."

6. Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British American Provinces by Charles Lanman (1856)
"reel off! reel off! you have struck him ! There ! give him play, but feel his weight and let him contend for every inch of line that you give him, ..."

7. The Russians of the South by Shirley Brooks (1854)
"reel off! reel off! you have struck him! There! give him play, but feel his weight and let him contend for every inch of line that you give him, ..."

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