Definition of British Isles in US English:

British Isles

proper noun

  • A group of islands lying off the coast of northwestern Europe, from which they are separated by the North Sea and the English Channel. They include Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Scilly Isles, and the Channel Islands.


British Isles

/ˈˌbridiSH ˈīlz/