Definition of jebel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛbɛl/
(also djebel)


(In the Middle East and North Africa) a mountain or hill, or a range of hills.
Example sentences
  • A fine collection of these trees can also be found in Wadi Qahshan deep in the jebels beyond Mughsayl.
  • The huge jebels rise sheer from the sandy valley floor overshadowing the small but growing settlement of Rum.
  • I climbed to the top of one of the small jebels and watched the sun begin to set before heading back to Rum.


Colloquial Arabic form of jabal 'mountain'.

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