Definition of dale in English:


Syllabification: dale
Pronunciation: /dāl


A valley, especially a broad one.
More example sentences
  • For hundreds of years they have worked the dales, the vales, the moors and rest of Yorkshire's countryside and moulded it into the scenery we admire so much today.
  • Great friendship has extended to me whenever I come up into the dales.
  • From sandy beaches to lofty mountain tops, rolling dales to bustling cities, we've got the lot.
hollow, basin, gully, gorge, ravine, glen
literary dell


Old English dæl, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse dalr, Dutch dal, and German Tal, also to dell.

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