how to pronounce pal


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pal is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… is mixed with other pal favorites like …”

meanings of pal


  1. Acronym of Programmable Array Logic.
  2. An informal term of address, often used ironically in a hostile way.
  3. Acronym of Phase Alternating Line. or of Phase Alternation Line.
  4. Palestinian.
  5. Acronym of permissive-action link.
  6. A friend, buddy, mate, cobber; someone to hang around with.


  1. Palestine.
  2. Initialism of Police Athletic League.
  3. A language of Papua New Guinea.


  1. Be friends with, hang around with.

pal frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pal 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 pal 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 pal can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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