How Do You Spell NODDLE?

Pronunciation: [nˈɒdə͡l] (IPA)

The word "noddle" is spelled with a double "d" and a single "l", which is not intuitive based on its pronunciation. In IPA phonetic transcription, "noddle" is pronounced as /ˈnɑdəl/. The "dd" represents a voiced alveolar plosive, while the single "l" represents a voiced alveolar lateral approximant. This spelling convention is common in English; words like "fiddle" and "giggle" also have a double "d" followed by a single "l". It's important to pay attention to these spelling patterns to improve one's literacy in English.

NODDLE Meaning and Definition

  1. The head, in jest or contempt.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of NODDLE

The word noddle originates from the Middle English term noddell, which is a diminutive form of nod, meaning to incline or to bend. Initially, noddle referred to the back of the head or the cranium, specifically highlighting the part that bends or nods. Over time, it came to be figuratively used to refer to the head, brain, or intellect. The exact origins of the Middle English term noddell are uncertain, but it may be related to the Middle Dutch word nudde, meaning nape of the neck.

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