how to pronounce circle


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circle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that goes around the circle all the time …”

meanings of circle


  1. A specific group of persons; especially one who shares a common interest.
  2. Compass; circuit; enclosure.
  3. A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.
  4. A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
  5. A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance (radius) from a given point.
  6. A traffic circle or roundabout.
  7. Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.
  8. The orbit of an astronomical body.
  9. A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
  10. Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
  11. Any shape, curve or arrangement of objects that approximates to or resembles the geometric figures.
  12. A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from a given point (center).
  13. A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship.
  14. An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a meridian or transit circle; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a reflecting circle; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a repeating circle.
  15. A bagginess of the skin below the eyes from lack of sleep.
  16. A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.
  17. A territorial division or district.


  1. To place or mark a circle around.
  2. To travel around along a curved path.
  3. To travel in circles.
  4. To surround.


  1. The Circle line of the London Underground, originally the Inner Circle.
  2. A census-designated place in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States. Erroneously thought to be on the Arctic Circle, which is 50 miles further north.
  3. A town, the county seat of McCone County, Montana, United States. Named after a cattle brand in the form of a circle.

circle frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word circle occurs in english on average 52.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics circle can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that circle can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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