Definition of dingle in English:


Line breaks: din¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪŋɡ(ə)l


literary or dialect
A deep wooded valley or dell.
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  • 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.

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