Definition of nullah in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌlə/
(also nala /ˈnɑːlə/)


A watercourse, riverbed, or ravine.
Example sentences
  • Temporary bunds on nullahs, rivulets or small rivers erected by using empty cement bags, popularly known as Vanarai Bunds, have proved most effective.
  • The threat of flash floods loomed large over the people living along the Sutlej river with the formation of a huge lake in Tibet, upstream Lapcha in the Parchu nullah, a tributary of the Spiti rivers.
  • Two persons were killed when the truck they were travelling in rolled down into a nullah near Nakro last night.


Late 18th century: from Hindi nālā.

Words that rhyme with nullah

colour (US color), cruller, culler, medulla, mullah, Muller, sculler, Sulla

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Line breaks: nul¦lah

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