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Pronunciation of Circle: Learn how to pronounce Circle in English correctly

Learn how to say Circle correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word circle:

noun
1a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre):
draw a circle with a compass
something in the shape of a circle:
the lamp spread a circle of light
they all sat round in a circle
a dark circular mark below each eye caused by illness or tiredness:
she was pale and rather beautiful, with dark circles around deep, exhausted eyes
British a curved upper tier of seats in a theatre or cinema:
she sat in the front row of the circle
Hockeyshort for striking circle.
2a group of people with a shared profession, interests, or acquaintances:
she did not normally move in such exalted circles
verb
[with object]
move all the way around (someone or something), especially more than once:
they were circling Athens airport
(as adjective circling)
a circling helicopter
[no object]:
we circled round the island
[no object] (circle back) move in a wide loop back towards one’s starting point:
he paced away from her, then circled back
form a ring around:
the abbey was circled by a huge wall
draw a line around:
circle the correct answers
Phrases
circle the wagons
North American informal unite in defence of a common interest:
the Lakers quickly circled the wagons, against the Spurs and the crowd
[with reference to the defensive position of a wagon train under attack]
come (or turn) full circle
return to a past position or situation, especially in a way considered to be inevitable:
the region is being forced to come full circle and repeat the errors of its tragic past
now it seems the wheel has turned full circle—the western is being revived
[with reference to Shakespeare’s King Lear v. iii. 165, ‘The Wheele is come full circle’: by association with the wheel represented in mythology and literature as turned by Fortune and symbolizing mutability]
go (or run) round in circles
informal do something for a long time without achieving anything but purposeless repetition:
the discussion went round and round in circles
Origin:
Old English, from Old French cercle, from Latin circulus ‘small ring’, diminutive of circus ‘ring’