how to pronounce whittle


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whittle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… places and we had to whittle it down the …”

meanings of whittle


  1. A whittle shawl; a kind of fine woollen shawl, originally and especially a white one.
  2. A knife; especially, a pocket knife, sheath knife, or clasp knife.
  3. A coarse greyish double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl.


  1. To cut or shape wood with a knife.
  2. To make eager or excited; to excite with liquor; to inebriate.
  3. To reduce or gradually eliminate something (such as a debt).


  1. A surname​.

whittle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whittle occurs in english on average 0.8 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 whittle 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 whittle can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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