how to pronounce toil


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the above transcription of toil 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.

toil is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… weasy industries where we toil betwixt …”

meanings of toil


  1. Initialism of time off in lieu.
  2. Labour, work, especially of a grueling nature.
  3. Trouble, strife.
  4. A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey.


  1. To work (something); often with out.
  2. To struggle.
  3. To weary through excessive labour.
  4. To labour; work.

toil frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word toil occurs in english on average 2.3 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 toil 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 toil can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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