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vennel Line breaks: ven¦nel
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛn(ə)l/

Definition of vennel in English:


chiefly Scottish
A narrow lane or passage between buildings; an alley.
Example sentences
  • Do you know why some of the houses are end on to the High Street with these vennels in between them?
  • Fraser added that another aspect of the Royal Mile - its myriad closes, or ‘vennels’ - had an integral part to play in the city's future.


Late Middle English: from Old French venele, from medieval Latin venella, diminutive of Latin vena 'vein'.

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