how to pronounce shoal


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shoal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… they will swim to the shoal of the side …”

meanings of shoal


  1. Any large number of persons or things.
  2. A large number of fish (or other sea creatures) of the same species swimming together.
  3. A shallow in a body of water.
  4. A sandbank or sandbar creating a shallow.


  1. To cause a shallowing; to come to a more shallow part of.
  2. To arrive at a shallow (or less deep) area.
  3. To collect in a shoal; to throng.
  4. To become shallow.


  1. Shallow.

shoal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shoal occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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