how to pronounce kali

/ˈkɑːliː/

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kali is pronounced in two syllables

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kɑːl

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

“… a front for the kali drug cartel …”

meanings of kali

noun:

  1. Alkali, particularly soda ash or potash.
  2. A type of British crystalline sweet or candy, similar in appearance to sherbet but made with larger sugar crystals.
  3. Traditional Philippine stick fighting, a martial art.
  4. The prickly glasswort (Kali turgida, formerly Salsola kali).

name:

  1. A female given name from Sanskrit used especially in India.
  2. A male demon, lord of Kali Yuga and the nemesis of Kalki, tenth Avatar of Vishnu.
  3. A goddess in Hinduism, one of the most significant figures within that religion, who destroys evil forces and bestows liberation.
  4. A potassium salt.

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