how to pronounce mil


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mil is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… five mil if you want to clean the fancy …”

meanings of mil


  1. A former subdivision (^1⁄1000) of the Maltese lira.
  2. A unit of measurement equal to ^1⁄1000 of an inch, usually used for thin objects, such as sheets of plastic.
  3. Clipping of milliliter (“millilitre")., Acronym of mL.
  4. Abbreviation of million.
  5. An angular mil, a unit of angular measurement equal to ^1⁄6400 of a complete circle. At 1000 metres one mil subtends about one metre (0.98 m). Also ^1⁄6o00 and ^1⁄6300 are used in other countries.
  6. Initialism of mother-in-law.


  1. Abbreviation of Milwaukee.

mil frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word mil occurs in english on average 3 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 mil 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 mil can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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