Definition of entrails in English:


Syllabification: en·trails
Pronunciation: /ˈentrālz, ˈentrəlz


  • 1A person or animal’s intestines or internal organs, especially when removed or exposed.
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    • Divination was accomplished by ‘reading’ the appearance and arrangement of the entrails of newly sacrificed animals such as chickens and sheep.
    • All of them are relatively large parcels of offal mixed with cereal and enclosed in some suitable wrapping from an animal's entrails, usually the stomach.
    • A large gash across the old male's abdomen glistened, his entrails exposed to the sun.
    intestines, bowels, guts, viscera, internal organs, vital organs; offal
    informal insides, innards
  • 1.1The innermost parts of something: digging copper out of the entrails of the earth
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    • To my horror, Tulsi Pipe Road was now shamefully dug up, its bowels exposed and the entrails left lying on one side for the world to see.
    • They descend, director and characters together, into the anal entrails and Sadean viscera of war.
    • The dungeon is more like a catacomb, linking a series of tableaux that expose the grisliest entrails of York's history.


Middle English: from Old French entrailles, from medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea 'internal things', based on inter 'among'.

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