How Do You Spell WHILED?

Pronunciation: [wˈa͡ɪld] (IPA)

The word "whiled" is a verb that means "to spend time doing something." It is pronounced /waɪld/ with the long "i" sound and the "l" at the end is silent, making it a one syllable word. The spelling of "whiled" can sometimes be confusing since it is pronounced differently than it is spelled. However, it follows the common English pattern of adding "-ed" to the end of a verb to indicate past tense. So, "while" becomes "whiled" when used in the past tense.

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Etymology of WHILED

The word "whiled" is the past tense and past participle of the verb "while". The etymology of "while" can be traced back to the Old English word "hwīl", meaning "a stretch of time, while, period". The word eventually evolved into Middle English as "whil(e)" and then "while" in its current form.


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