Definition of nullah in English:


Line breaks: nul¦lah
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌlə
(also nala /ˈnɑːlə/)


  • A watercourse, riverbed, or ravine.
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    • Temporary bunds on nullahs, rivulets or small rivers erected by using empty cement bags, popularly known as Vanarai Bunds, have proved most effective.
    • The threat of flash floods loomed large over the people living along the Sutlej river with the formation of a huge lake in Tibet, upstream Lapcha in the Parchu nullah, a tributary of the Spiti rivers.
    • Two persons were killed when the truck they were travelling in rolled down into a nullah near Nakro last night.


late 18th century: from Hindi nālā.

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