rale

noun
\ ˈral How to pronounce rale (audio) , ˈräl How to pronounce rale (audio) \

Definition of rale

: an abnormal sound heard accompanying the normal respiratory sounds on auscultation of the chest

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Recent Examples on the Web For my preceptor, similarly, those wet rales were as recognizable as a familiar jingle. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "A.I. versus M.D.," 23 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of rale

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rale

French râle, from râler to make a rattling sound in the throat

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“Rale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rale. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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rale

noun
\ ˈral How to pronounce rale (audio) , ˈräl How to pronounce rale (audio) \

Medical Definition of rale

: an abnormal sound heard accompanying the normal respiratory sounds on auscultation of the chest — compare rattle sense 2, rhonchus

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