kyle

[ kahyl ]
/ kaɪl /
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noun Scot.

a narrow channel of water between two islands or between an island and the mainland; a strait or sound.

Nearby words

  1. kybo,
  2. kybosh,
  3. kyd,
  4. kyd, thomas,
  5. kye,
  6. kylie,
  7. kylin,
  8. kylix,
  9. kyloe,
  10. kymatism

Origin of kyle

1540–50; < Scots Gaelic caoil (genitive of caol) strait, sound (noun use of caol narrow)

Kyle

[ kahyl ]
/ kaɪl /

noun

a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for kyle

kyle

/ (kaɪl) /

noun

Scot (esp in place names) a narrow strait or channelKyle of Lochalsh

Word Origin for kyle

C16: from Gaelic caol, from caol narrow

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