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fillernoun

uk   /ˈfɪl.ər/ us   /ˈfɪl.ɚ/
  • filler noun (FOR HOLES, CRACKS)

[C or U] a substance that is used to fill small holes and cracks, especially in wood and walls
  • filler noun (TAKING TIME OR SPACE)

[C] a short text or drawings used to fill extra space in a magazine or newspaper, or talk, music, etc. used to fill extra time in a radio or television broadcast: We used the clip as a filler after one of our guests dropped out of the show.
[U] disapproving something of lower quality included in a film, broadcast, speech, record, etc. in order to fill all the time or space: There are only three good tracks on the album - the rest is just filler.
  • filler noun (COSMETIC)

[C] a substance that is injected (= put with a needle) into the skin as a beauty treatment, to hide wrinkles (= lines or folds in the skin caused by age)
  • filler noun (PHRASE)

[C] specialized language a word or short phrase such as "er" or "well", used when a person pauses to think about what to say next: When she transcribed the conversation she edited out all the fillers.
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