Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: bowels, viscera
: internal parts
: the inner workings of something
the entrails of the movie industry
gut, innards, inside(s), inwards, viscera, vitals
14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English entrailles, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea, plural of interaneum intestine, from neuter of interaneus interior
Keep scrolling for more
Resources for entrails
From the Editors at Merriam-Webster
30 Ways to Tell the Future
Let us know if any of these work for you
Time Traveler for entrails
See more words from the same century
More Definitions for entrails
: the internal organs of an animal
: the internal parts of an animal
: the bowels or viscera especially of an animal
More from Merriam-Webster on entrails
See words that rhyme with entrails
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for entrails
Spanish Central: Translation of entrails
Nglish: Translation of entrails for Spanish Speakers
Britannica English: Translation of entrails for Arabic Speakers
Comments on entrails
What made you want to look up entrails? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
by force of circumstances
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Difficult Vocab Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
It is a word, though.
CNN reporter questions President.
Ariana Grande slams ex-fiancé.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Read this into the night.
A common word, but only by a whisker
Semantic bleaching and the power to amaze
Cans of worms, wild-goose chases, and more
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Another round of challenging vocab!
(Secret October WOTD Quiz)
SCRABBLE® fans, sharpen your skills!