Definition of dingle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪŋɡ(ə)l/


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’.
valley, dale, vale, hollow, gully;
British  dene, combe, slade, nook;
Northern English  clough;
Scottish  glen, strath
literary dell


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

Words that rhyme with dingle

commingle, cringle, Fingal, intermingle, jingle, mingle, shingle, single, swingle, tingle

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: din¦gle

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