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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word ilk:

[in singular]
a type of person or thing similar to one already referred to:
the veiled suggestions that reporters of his ilk seem to be so good at
there was music by Parry and Elgar and others of that ilk
(of that ilk) Scottish, chiefly archaic of the place or estate of the same name:
Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk

Old English ilca ‘same’, of Germanic origin; related to alike

Today ilk is used in phrases such as of his ilk and of that ilk to mean ‘type’ or ‘sort’. This sense arose out of a misunderstanding of the earlier, Scottish use in the phrase of that ilk, where it means ‘of the same name or place’. For this reason, some traditionalists regard the modern use as incorrect. It is, however, the only common current sense and is now part of standard English.