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ariel 1

Pronunciation: /ˈerēəl/

noun

A gazelle found in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Genus Gazella, family Bovidae: the mountain gazelle (G. gazella) or the dorcas gazelle (G. dorcas).
Example sentences
  • Within the desert reside the light-brown, familiar gazelle known as the Dorcas, or Ariel Gazelle.
  • The dorcas or ariel gazelle is less than 60 centimetres tall.
  • We halted at Soojalup for the night: here for the first time I saw the beautiful antelope known by the Arabs as the Ariel (Gazelle Dama).

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Arabicaryal.

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Syllabification: ar·i·el

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There are 2 main definitions of ariel in English:

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Ariel 2

Pronunciation: /ˈerēəl/
1 Astronomy A satellite of Uranus discovered in 1851, the twelfth closest to the planet and the fourth largest, with a diameter of 721 miles (1,160 km).
2A series of six American and British satellites devoted to studies of the ionosphere and X-ray astronomy (1962–79).

Origin

Named after a fairy or spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Syllabification: Ar·i·el

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