how to pronounce castle


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castle is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of castle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Reina Borg or the castle of heavens and …”

meanings of castle


  1. Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
  2. An instance of castling.
  3. A defense structure in shogi formed by defensive pieces surrounding the king.
  4. The wicket.
  5. A large building that is fortified and contains many defences; in previous ages often inhabited by a nobleman or king.
  6. A rook; a chess piece shaped like a castle tower.
  7. A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
  8. A close helmet.


  1. To protect or separate in a similar way.
  2. To house or keep in a castle.
  3. To create a similar defensive position in Japanese chess through several moves.
  4. To bowl a batsman with a full-length ball or yorker such that the stumps are knocked over.
  5. To move the king 2 squares right or left and, in the same turn, the nearest rook to the far side of the king. The move now has special rules: the king cannot be in, go through, or end in check; the squares between the king and rook must be vacant; and neither piece may have been moved before castling.
  6. To make into a castle: to build in the form of a castle or add (real or imitation) battlements to an existing building.


  1. Castle class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.
  2. University College, Durham, a constituent college located in Durham Castle.
  3. A surname referring to someone who lived in or worked in a castle.

castle frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word castle occurs in english on average 22.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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