Definition of vial in English:


Syllabification: vi·al
Pronunciation: /ˈvī(ə)l


  • A small container, typically cylindrical and made of glass, used especially for holding liquid medicines.
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    • Ritter picked up a box off the counter containing three small vials of different colored liquids.
    • Scully walks up to the table and places upon it a glass vial containing a honeybee that almost cost the agent her life.
    • Both were kept in clear glass vials, which were identical in size and shape.


Middle English: alteration of phial.

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