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dale

Syllabification: dale
Pronunciation: /dāl
 
/

Definition of dale in English:

noun

A valley, especially a broad one.
Example sentences
  • For hundreds of years they have worked the dales, the vales, the moors and rest of Yorkshire's countryside and moulded it into the scenery we admire so much today.
  • Great friendship has extended to me whenever I come up into the dales.
  • From sandy beaches to lofty mountain tops, rolling dales to bustling cities, we've got the lot.
Synonyms
hollow, basin, gully, gorge, ravine, glen
literary dell

Origin

Old English dæl, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse dalr, Dutch dal, and German Tal, also to dell.

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