Synonyms
Etymology

1. ankle

noun. ['ˈæŋkəl'] a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus.

Synonyms

  • talus
  • astragalus
  • gliding joint
  • ankle joint
  • articulatio plana
  • anklebone
  • astragal
  • mortise joint
  • leg

Etymology

  • ankel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Ankle

  • frankl
  • frankel
  • shankel
  • hankel

How do you pronounce ankle?

Pronounce ankle as ˈæŋkəl.

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How do you spell ankle? Is it ankel ?

A common misspelling of ankle is ankel

Sentences with ankle


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Add a blush-colored scarf, a rose-gold watch and cognac ankle boots for a soft but pulled-together ensemble.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Measure from the base of your neck to your ankle.

3. Adjective
Wearing a weighted vest or even ankle weights can make mowing the lawn that much more challenging.

Quotes about ankle


1. ...cursing my heels and debating whether it was faster to stop and take them off--damn ankle straps!--or keep running with the potential neck breakers. Wouldn’t that make a charming epitaph? Here lies Cat. Killed not by fang, but Ferragamos.
- Jeaniene Frost, One Foot in the Grave

2. He was conscious of nothing except the blankness of the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin.
- George Orwell, 1984

2. ankle-deep

adjective. coming only to the ankle or knee.

Synonyms

  • shallow

Antonyms

  • stay
  • profound
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