how to pronounce sill


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the above transcription of sill 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.

sill is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… hardly come up beyond the sill because …”

meanings of sill


  1. (also window sill) A horizontal slat which forms the base of a window.
  2. A young herring.
  3. A raised area at the base of the nasal aperture in the skull.
  4. A horizontal layer of igneous rock between older rock beds.
  5. A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against.
  6. The inner edge of the bottom of an embrasure.
  7. A horizontal, structural member of a building near ground level on a foundation or pilings or lying on the ground in earth-fast construction and bearing the upright portion of a frame. Also called a ground plate, groundsill, sole, sole-plate, mudsill. An interrupted sill fits between posts instead of being below and supporting the posts in timber framing.
  8. The shaft or thill of a carriage.


  1. A surname​.

sill frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sill occurs in english on average 2.4 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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