Definition of xi in English:

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xi

Pronunciation: /zī/ /ksī/

noun

1The fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ξ, ξ), transliterated as ‘x.’.
Example sentences
  • This page displays the Greek alphabet and gives information on pronunciation for both ... y as in yet, and before gamma, kappa, xi, or chi.
  • While having no Latin derivative, the Xi was adopted into the early Cyrillic alphabet, as the letter ksi.
1.1 (Xi) [followed by Latin genitive] Astronomy The fourteenth star in a specified constellation: Xi Cygni
More example sentences
  • The highlight for me that night was Xi Bootes. This colorful double lies about 8 degrees east of Arcturus.

Words that rhyme with xi

ally, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, Xingtai, Yantai

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Syllabification: xi

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