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

Definition of teal

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

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Illustration of teal

teal 2

Examples of teal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Set a royal foundation for your living room with walls painted in a dark teal, as designer Garrow Kedigan did in this traditional space. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 25 July 2022 Louisvillian David Sampson added a rhinestone and gold swan lapel pin and blue pocket square to his teal and peach plaid suit. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 7 May 2022 Oranges, onions, chiles and tomatoes are stored in teal and white bowls on the kitchen floor. Susanne Ruststaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 Natalia rocked a plunging teal Roberto Cavalli gown paired with a silver clutch purse and matching heels. Stephanie Wenger, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 Zendaya attended the Time 100 gala wearing a vintage Bob Mackie dress in shades of blue and teal. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 June 2022 White, blue, teal, antique gold and dark wood appear throughout the restaurant, Kumar said. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2022 In a nod to the Art Nouveau-era, the Nouveau Bleu Estie steps out in a gorgeous blend of blue, teal and black acrylic, inspired by Alphonse Mucha. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 In a place where color carries huge weight — green signifies Catholic nationalism, orange Protestant unionism — the Giants chose a soothing and apolitical teal for their uniforms. Brian T. Brown, NBC News, 15 May 2022 See More

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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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30 Jul 2022

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“Teal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teal. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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\ ˈtēl How to pronounce teal (audio) \

Kids Definition of teal

: a small wild duck of America and Europe

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