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sill is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of sill pronunciation
An example use of sill in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… the window sill on Venus just like and I …”
meanings of sill
(also window sill) A horizontal slat which forms the base of a window.
A young herring.
A raised area at the base of the nasal aperture in the skull.
A horizontal layer of igneous rock between older rock beds.
A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against.
The inner edge of the bottom of an embrasure.
A horizontal, structural member of a building near ground level on a foundation or pilings or lying on the ground in earth-fast construction and bearing the upright portion of a frame. Also called a ground plate, groundsill, sole, sole-plate, mudsill. An interrupted sill fits between posts instead of being below and supporting the posts in timber framing.
The shaft or thill of a carriage.
sill frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word sill occurs in english on average 1.3 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.