Definition of -ales in English:

-ales

Syllabification: -ales

suffix

Botany
  • Forming the names of orders of plants: Rosales

Origin

from the plural of the Latin adjectival suffix -alis (see -al).

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody