Scilly Isles

[ sil-ee ahylz ]

plural noun
  1. a group of about 140 small islands, SW of Land's End, England. 6½ sq. mi. (17 sq. km) Capital: Hugh Town.

  • Also Scil·ly Is·lands [sil-ee ahy-luhndz] /ˈsɪl i ˈaɪ ləndz/ .

Other words from Scilly Isles

  • Scil·lo·ni·an [si-loh-nee-uhn], /sɪˈloʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun

Words Nearby Scilly Isles

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How to use Scilly Isles in a sentence

  • The girls watched him forcing his way against the wind until he was facing it and gazing in the direction of the Scilly Isles.

    The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
  • Another tributary comes round the north of the Scilly Isles and runs into the tidal stream again exactly at this point.

    The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
  • Indeed, when we had accomplished only half our journey I feared we should never reach the Scilly Isles at all.

    The Birthright | Joseph Hocking
  • From Lerwick to the Scilly Isles, the poor industrious classes were made the earliest victims.

  • It is a visitor to the southern sea-board counties and often seen in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.

British Dictionary definitions for Scilly Isles

Scilly Isles

Scilly Islands Scillies (ˈsɪlɪz)

/ (ˈsɪlɪ) /


pl n
  1. 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)

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