how to pronounce sickle

/ˈsɪkəl/

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The above transcription of sickle 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.

sickle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and I saw this sickle just swinging back …”

meanings of sickle

verb:

  1. To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
  2. Of red blood cells: to assume an abnormal crescent shape.
  3. To cut with a sickle.

noun:

  1. An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops.
  2. Any of the sickle-shaped middle feathers of the domestic cock.

adjective:

  1. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

words with pronunciation similar to sickle

ficklesucklecirclecivilsickennickelsticklesizzlepicklesickness

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