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Scilly Isles

or Scilly Islands

[sil-ee ahylz or sil-ee ahy-luh ndz] /ˈsɪl i ˈaɪlz or ˈsɪl i ˈaɪ ləndz/
plural noun
a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land's End, England. 6½ sq. mi. (17 sq. km)
Capital: Hugh Town.
Related forms
[si-loh-nee-uh n] /sɪˈloʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Scilly Isles
Historical Examples
  • It was on the 5th of December that we sighted the Scilly Isles.

    The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
  • And the coast scenery is her scenery—the Scilly Isles, where you have never been.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • Then he passed through Cornwall, and even visited the Scilly Isles.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • The Scilly Isles are the sole group of any importance around the coast.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • He then came to the Scilly Isles, where he put into Tresco harbour.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • A steamer maintains communication with the Scilly Isles from Penzance.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Hence starts the steamer that communicates with the Scilly Isles.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • A turtle weighing a ton has been caught off the Scilly Isles.

  • Indeed, when we had accomplished only half our journey I feared we should never reach the Scilly Isles at all.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • The Scilly Isles are very lovely, perhaps the loveliest part of this lovely county.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Scilly Isles

Scilly Isles

plural noun
a group of about 140 small islands (only five inhabited) off the extreme SW coast of England: tourist centre. Capital: Hugh Town. Pop: 2100 (2003 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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