how to pronounce lime


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lime is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… dates and lime and vegetable and grains …”

meanings of lime


  1. A brilliant, sometimes yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.
  2. A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially Tilia × europaea; the linden tree.
  3. A fan fiction story which contains sexual references, but stops short of full, explicit descriptions of sexual activity (coined by analogy with lemon).
  4. Any of several green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.
  5. Any of the trees that bear limes, especially Key lime, Citrus aurantiifolia.
  6. Alternative form of lyam (a leash).
  7. The wood of this tree.
  8. Any inorganic material containing calcium, usually calcium oxide (quicklime) or calcium hydroxide (slaked lime).
  9. Any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone; sometimes a synonym for birdlime.


  1. To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.
  2. To ensnare, catch, entrap.
  3. To apply limewash.
  4. To smear with birdlime.
  5. To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).


  1. Having the aroma or flavor of lime.
  2. Containing lime or lime juice.
  3. Lime-green.

lime frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word lime occurs in english on average 20.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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