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shingle

noun uk   /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡl̩/ us  

shingle noun (STONES)

[U] small, round stones that cover a beach or the ground by the edge of a river: a shingle beach I love the noise of the waves on the shingle.

shingle noun (PIECE)

[C] a thin, flat tile usually made of wood, that is fixed in rows to make a roof or wall covering

shingle noun (DISEASE)

shingles [U] a disease caused by a virus that infects particular nerves and that produces a line or lines of painful red spots, especially around the waist
shingly
adverb uk   /-ɡl̩.i/ us  
covered in shingle: It was uncomfortable walking barefoot on the shingly beach.
Translations of “shingle”
in Spanish guijarro…
in French (gros) cailloux…
in German der Kies…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石頭, (海灘或河岸上的)卵石, 沙礫…
in Russian галька…
in Turkish çakıl, çakıl taşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石头, (海滩或河岸上的)卵石…
in Polish kamyki…
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