Definition of -al in English:

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-al

Pronunciation:

suffix

1(Forming adjectives) relating to; of the kind of.
1.1From Latin words: annual infernal
1.2From Greek words: historical comical
1.3From English nouns: tidal
2Forming nouns chiefly denoting verbal action: arrival transmittal

Origin

Sense 1 from French -el or Latin -alis; sense 2 from French -aille or from Latin -alis functioning as a noun ending.

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Syllabification: -al

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