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isle Line breaks: isle

Definition of isle in English:


chiefly literary
An island or peninsula, especially a small one: Crusoe’s fabled isle [in place names]: the British Isles
More example sentences
  • This house is set on the side of a low wooded hill overlooking Lough Gill and the lake isle of Innisfree.
  • There are the Bikini Islanders, a gentle people who consider the tiny isle their home.
  • As my thinking cap is keeping me positive, the emerald isle moves me.


Middle English ile, from Old French, from Latin insula. The spelling with s (also in 15th-century French) is influenced by Latin.

Words that rhyme with isle

aisle, Argyle, awhile, beguile, bile, Carlisle, Carlyle, compile, De Stijl, ensile, file, guile, I'll, interfile, Kabyle, kyle, lisle, Lyle, Mikhail, mile, Nile, pile, rank-and-file, resile, rile, Ryle, Sieg Heil, smile, spile, stile, style, tile, vile, Weil, while, wile, worthwhile
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