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dingle

Syllabification: din·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈdiNGɡəl
 
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Definition of dingle in English:

noun

literary or dialect
A deep wooded valley or dell.
Example sentences
  • He described the scene thus in 1941 - ‘The River Ure flows through a valley once more charming than it is today, but still beautiful in thickly wooded dingles, water falling in cascades, scars of naked rock, and fine views’.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a deep abyss): of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.

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