how to pronounce wale

wɛɪl

how to improve pronunciation of wale

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn about each sound.

press Play to play an example pronunciation of wale.

video examples of wale pronunciation

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

“… of wale himself now he helped me …”

meanings of wale

noun:

  1. Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.
  2. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
  3. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
  4. A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale).
  5. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
  6. The texture of a piece of fabric.
  7. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course).
  8. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
  9. A ridge or low barrier.

verb:

  1. To choose, select.
  2. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale or welt.
  3. To give a surface a texture of wales or welts.

words with pronunciation similar to wale

whalewailweighedtailsailwakealefailwanewade