Aisle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |aɪl|  American pronunciation of the word aisle
Brit.  |ʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word aisle


- a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
- passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores (syn: gangway)
- part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns


The bride walked down the aisle to the altar.

By the end of the concert, the people in the theater were dancing in the aisles.

...the flower girl delightedly bestrewed the aisle with rose petals...

...the gossamer veil seemed to float about the bride as she walked down the aisle...

...the immigration bill has become a political powder keg for legislators on both sides of the aisle...

She walked down the aisle very carefully, so as not to disturb her costume.

Word forms

singular: aisle
plural: aisles
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