Definition of wadi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwädē/

noun (plural wadis /-ēz/)

(In certain Arabic-speaking countries) a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season.
Example sentences
  • In the Gaza Strip, runoff water is collected in small wadis and valleys within the area.
  • Thatched African huts are built on the hillside above the wadi.
  • It is at least another day's drive to el Geneina, if the road is not cut by wadis carrying rainwater from the massif of Jebel Marra.


Early 17th century: from Arabic wādī.

Words that rhyme with wadi

body, embody, Irrawaddy, Kirkcaldy, noddy, Passamaquoddy, shoddy, Soddy, squaddie, toddy

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Syllabification: wa·di

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