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Scilly Isles Syllabification: Scil·ly Isles
Pronunciation: /ˈsilē īlz/
(also Isles of Scilly or the Scillies)

Definition of Scilly Isles in English:

A group of about 140 small islands (of which 5 are inhabited) off the southwestern tip of England; population 2,200 (est. 2006); capital, Hugh Town (on St. Mary’s).


Pronunciation: /səˈlōnēən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The Scillonian ferry sails daily from Penzance.
  • Even if you think your seamanship and boat-handling skills are up to the challenge, it is probably best to minimise weight by sending most of your group on the Scillonian ferry with the diving equipment.
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