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dale

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Pronunciation: /deɪl
 
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Definition of dale in English:

noun

A valley, especially in northern England.
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.
Synonyms
hollow, hole, basin, gully, gorge, ravine;
British dene, combe, slade;
Northern English clough;
Scottish glen, strath
literary dell, dingle

Origin

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

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