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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


Hanging down; pendulous.

Examples of Pensile in a sentence

"The peaches were ripe and pensile."

"The heavy snow on the branches made them pensile."

About Pensile

This word stems from the Latin “pensilis,” from the verb “pendere,” meaning “hang.”

Did you Know?

There’s some confusion about how to pronounce “pensile.” In American English, it's common to say it the way “pencil” is pronounced. In British English, it’s “pen-sahyl,” with a long “i” sound. Either is correct, although the latter pronunciation might prevent some confusion in verbal communication.

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