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dingle

Line breaks: din¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪŋɡ(ə)l
 
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Definition of dingle in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

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