plural noun
en·​trails | \ ˈen-ˌtrālz How to pronounce entrails (audio) , -trəlz \

Definition of entrails

1 : bowels, viscera broadly : internal parts
2 : the inner workings of something the entrails of the movie industry

First Known Use of entrails

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entrails

Middle English entrailles, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea, plural of interaneum intestine, from neuter of interaneus interior

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“Entrails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrails. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of entrails

: the internal organs of an animal


noun plural
en·​trails | \ ˈen-ˌtrālz How to pronounce entrails (audio) , -trəlz \

Kids Definition of entrails

: the internal parts of an animal


noun plural
en·​trails | \ ˈen-trəlz How to pronounce entrails (audio) , -ˌtrālz How to pronounce entrails (audio) \

Medical Definition of entrails

: the bowels or viscera especially of an animal

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