how to pronounce kale


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the above transcription of kale 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.

kale is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… not at all like kale is going to the …”

meanings of kale


  1. An edible plant, similar to cabbage, with curled leaves that do not form a dense head (Brassica oleracea var. acephala).
  2. Broth containing kale as a chief ingredient.
  3. Money.
  4. Any of several cabbage-like food plants that are kinds of Brassica oleracea.


  1. A moon of Jupiter.
  2. Daughter of Zeus.

kale frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word kale occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

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