how to pronounce shale

/ʃɛɪl/

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the above transcription of shale 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.

shale frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shale occurs in english on average 2.5 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.

shale is pronounced in one syllable

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ʃɛɪl

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

“… there is a grave shale layer potash alum …”

meanings of shale

noun:

  1. A shell or husk; a cod or pod.
  2. A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure.

verb:

  1. To take off the shell or coat of.

words with pronunciation similar to shale

tailalekalewhalepaleailsailwailshavenail

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