Definition of urial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(y)o͝orēəl/

noun (plural same)

A wild sheep with long legs and relatively small horns, native to central Asia.
  • Ovis vignei, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • It was expected that competition for food and habitat would result in the urial suffering on both counts.
  • This urial, the most beautiful of the Urial sheep, is represented in a great number in Turkmenistan.
  • The locations of both urial and livestock were plotted on a map of the area.


Mid 19th century: from Punjabi ūrīal.

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Syllabification: ur·i·al

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