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wale is pronounced in one syllable
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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
Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.
A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale).
A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
The texture of a piece of fabric.
A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course).
A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
A ridge or low barrier.
To choose, select.
To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale or welt.
To give a surface a texture of wales or welts.
wale frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word wale occurs in english on average 0.2 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.