There are 2 definitions of sandal in English:


Syllabification: san·dal
Pronunciation: /ˈsandl


A light shoe with either an openwork upper or straps attaching the sole to the foot.
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  • Wear high-top hiking shoes or sneakers - never sandals, or your feet will suffer.
  • It features a sling-back strap, which not only secure the sandal to your foot, but also offers a lovely, sensible heel.
  • The only thing the head honcho enforces is that employees wear something on their feet - sneakers or sandals will do.


late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon 'wooden shoe', probably of Asiatic origin; compare with Persian sandal.



Pronunciation: /ˈsandld/
(British sandalled) adjective
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  • He tickles my leg under the table with his sandalled feet.
  • My sandalled feet curled on the soft mink carpet and I gaped at the walls and walls of clothes that circled the whole place.
  • But he'd already started to walk back along the overgrown path, angrily shaking his sandaled feet to dislodge the crawling ants.

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Pronunciation: ˈgʌz(ə)l
eat or drink (something) greedily

There are 2 definitions of sandal in English:


Syllabification: san·dal
Pronunciation: /


short for sandalwood.
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  • The absence of legislation to stop illicit felling of sandalwood from the Marayur sandal forest and distillation of sandal oil has made sandal factories in the State active of late.

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