islet

noun is·let \ ˈī-lət \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of islet

1 : a little island

Examples of islet in a Sentence

  1. landed the boat on a tiny islet that we had all to ourselves

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First Known Use of islet

1538

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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islet Synonyms

Synonyms

island, isle;

Near Antonyms

continent, main, mainland;

Related Words

atoll, barrier reef, cay, coral reef, key;


ISLET Defined for English Language Learners

islet

Definition of islet for English Language Learners

  • : a small island


ISLET Defined for Kids

islet

noun is·let \ ˈī-lət \

Definition of islet for Students

: a small island

Medical Dictionary

islet

noun is·let \ ˈī-lət \

medical Definition of islet

: a small isolated mass of one type of tissue within a different type; specifically : islet of langerhans


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