Share this entry

goral Syllabification: go·ral
Pronunciation: /ˈɡōrəl/

Definition of goral in English:


A long-haired goat-antelope with backward curving horns, found in mountainous regions of eastern Asia.
  • Genus Nemorhaedus, family Bovidae: two species
Example sentences
  • Along the way you may even sight the Himalayan red panda, musk deer, leopards, black bear, goral and tahr in the national park.
  • Pam Groves of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks has shown that the closest relative is actually the goral.
  • My 40th birthday was celebrated in the Himalayas, where I took valuable pictures of the red goral, one of the world's most endangered animals.


Mid 19th century: a local word in the Himalayas.

Words that rhyme with goral

aboral, aural, choral, floral, oral

Definition of goral in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources