how to pronounce isle


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the above transcription of isle 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.

isle is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of isle


  1. A river in southwestern France, which flows into the Dordogne.
  2. A river in Somerset, England, which flows into the River Parrett.
  3. A city in Minnesota.


  1. A (small) island, compare with islet.
  2. Obsolete spelling of aisle.

isle frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word isle occurs in english on average 13.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics isle 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 isle can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to isle


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