\ ˈtēl How to pronounce teal (audio) \
plural teal or teals

Definition of teal

2 : any of various widely distributed small short-necked dabblers (genus Anas) — compare blue-winged teal, green-winged teal

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Examples of teal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, the system includes a teal HDMI cable. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "Jump into Night City with the gorgeous Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition console," 29 June 2020 Three-tier rolling carts (on sale at $29.99) come in cheerful and neutral colors such as indigo blue, sage green, mint, blush, teal, dark gray, matte black and white. oregonlive, "Spruce up, organize your bathroom for a better start to your morning," 28 June 2020 Pressed and cooked, the tortillas were gorgeous teal discs. Padma Lakshmi, Time, "The Food World Needs to Listen to the Real Cultural Experts, Not Just Use Their Ingredients," 24 June 2020 Intentionally or not, the two delivery partners and a white and teal plane made cause for six separate neighborly get-togethers. Andrew Rosenthal, Detroit Free Press, "Short's Brewing uses seaplane for beer delivery to waterfront homes," 22 June 2020 Julien's Auctions set a world record with the price of his teal Cloud guitar in November 2017, which sold for $700,000 and Prince's custom made yellow Cloud guitar which sold for $225,000 in May 2018. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "Iconic Prince 'Blue Angel' guitar, that was once considered lost, is sold for over $500,000," 20 June 2020 Every station mimics a potential shot on a duck, from teal to greenheads. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "6 Tips for Becoming a Crack Shot with Your Shotgun Inside 40 Yards," 10 June 2020 Before the birth, Taylor had a teal quilt made, which Battle will now use to remind her son of the longtime friendship. NBC News, "Breonna Taylor's legacy: Caring, 'super goofy' and a devoted paramedic," 8 June 2020 The same goes for other popular puddle ducks — teal, pintail and widgeon. Anchorage Daily News, "Knowledge gained in a duck blind can turn a hunter into a springtime naturalist," 6 June 2020

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First Known Use of teal

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for teal

Middle English tele; akin to Middle Dutch teling teal

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The first known use of teal was in the 14th century

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5 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Teal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teal. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of teal

: a small duck found in Europe and America
: a dark greenish-blue color


\ ˈtēl How to pronounce teal (audio) \

Kids Definition of teal

: a small wild duck of America and Europe

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