how to pronounce bale


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the above transcription of bale 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.

bale is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bale in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… on the hay bale okay do you think yeah …”

meanings of bale


  1. Evil, especially considered as an active force for destruction or death.
  2. A funeral pyre.
  3. A beacon-fire.
  4. A bundle of compressed wool or hay, compacted for shipping and handling.
  5. A large fire, a conflagration or bonfire.
  6. A rounded bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation.
  7. A measurement of paper equal to 10 reams.
  8. Suffering, woe, torment.
  9. A measurement of hay equal to 10 flakes. Approximately 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg).


  1. To remove water from a boat with buckets etc.
  2. To wrap into a bale.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A municipality of Croatia.

bale frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bale occurs in english on average 1.5 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 bale 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 bale can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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