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glade

Syllabification: glade
Pronunciation: /ɡlād
 
/

Definition of glade in English:

noun

An open space in a forest.
Example sentences
  • Others awaited Richard II on the battlements of Chester Castle, or in a glade of Sandiway Forest.
  • I follow the trail back down through the forest, past glades of ferns glistening with the mist of slow-running falls on their way back to the ocean.
  • They prefer open and semi-open habitat, and although two species can be found in forest glades, they usually avoid dense woodland.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin; perhaps related to glad1 or gleam, with reference to the comparative brightness of a clearing (obsolete senses of glade include 'a gleam of light' and 'a bright space between clouds').

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