how to pronounce sickle


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the above transcription of sickle 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.

sickle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… with obviously the sickle and um …”

meanings of sickle


  1. To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
  2. Of red blood cells: to assume an abnormal crescent shape.
  3. To cut with a sickle.


  1. An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops.
  2. Any of the sickle-shaped middle feathers of the domestic cock.


  1. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

sickle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sickle occurs in english on average 1.6 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.

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