dell

noun
\ ˈdel How to pronounce dell (audio) \

Definition of dell

: a secluded hollow or small valley usually covered with trees or turf

Examples of dell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dell is one of Quock’s favorites for a couple of reasons. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Don’t call Golden Gate Park a civic asset. It’s so much more than that," 24 Oct. 2020 Organizers decided to include a timeline of different monuments placed in the dell to acknowledge the history of the space. Christine Condon, Washington Post, "In Baltimore, Harriet Tubman honored where Confederate statues once stood," 19 Sep. 2020 Organizers decided to include a timeline of different monuments placed in the dell to acknowledge the history of the space. Christine Condon, Washington Post, "In Baltimore, Harriet Tubman honored where Confederate statues once stood," 19 Sep. 2020 Organizers decided to include a timeline of different monuments placed in the dell to acknowledge the history of the space. Christine Condon, Washington Post, "In Baltimore, Harriet Tubman honored where Confederate statues once stood," 19 Sep. 2020 The dell flourished for years until a big storm in 1995 toppled the trees. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Don’t call Golden Gate Park a civic asset. It’s so much more than that," 24 Oct. 2020 Organizers decided to include a timeline of different monuments placed in the dell to acknowledge the history of the space. Christine Condon, Washington Post, "In Baltimore, Harriet Tubman honored where Confederate statues once stood," 19 Sep. 2020 Organizers decided to include a timeline of different monuments placed in the dell to acknowledge the history of the space. Christine Condon, Washington Post, "In Baltimore, Harriet Tubman honored where Confederate statues once stood," 19 Sep. 2020 Organizers decided to include a timeline of different monuments placed in the dell to acknowledge the history of the space. Christine Condon, Washington Post, "In Baltimore, Harriet Tubman honored where Confederate statues once stood," 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of dell

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dell

Middle English delle; akin to Middle High German telle ravine, Old English dæl valley — more at dale

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“Dell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dell. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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dell

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dell

formal + literary : a small valley with trees and grass growing in it

dell

noun
\ ˈdel How to pronounce dell (audio) \

Kids Definition of dell

: a small valley usually covered with trees

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