nounliterary or dialect
A deep wooded valley or dell.
- 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’.
Middle English (denoting a deep abyss): of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.
Words that rhyme with dinglecommingle, cringle, Fingal, intermingle, jingle, mingle, shingle, single, swingle, tingle
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