how to pronounce coil


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the above transcription of coil is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

coil is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… if each loop of the coil is bigger or if …”

meanings of coil


  1. A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.
  2. Any intrauterine device—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
  3. Entanglement; perplexity.
  4. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
  5. A noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.


  1. To wind cylindrically or spirally.
  2. To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
  3. To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
  4. To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.


  1. A surname​.

coil frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word coil occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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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 coil can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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