how to pronounce insular


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the above transcription of insular 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.

insular is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and large the art world was insular and …”

meanings of insular


  1. Situated on an island.
  2. Relating to the insula in the brain.
  3. Separate or isolated from the surroundings; having little interaction with external parties; provincial.
  4. Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner.
  5. Relating to insulin.
  6. Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an island or islands.


  1. An islander.

insular frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word insular occurs in english on average 1 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.

topics insular 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 insular can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with insular


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