[ kahyl ]
/ kaɪl /

noun Scot.

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


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Origin of kyle

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

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Definition for kyle (2 of 2)

[ kahyl ]
/ kaɪl /


a male or female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for kyle

/ (kaɪl) /


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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