\ 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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Examples of teal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The steamers were sold individually or in combination sets in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, purple, and teal. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 28 May 2021 And that transition game is where the purple and teal become deadly. Tony East, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The steamers came in a variety of colors (including red, white, black, teal, and purple) and were sold individually as well as in combination sets. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 28 May 2021 This is offered in 32 different colors including silvery grey, cobalt blue, coral, dark teal, and more. Tim Kohut, BGR, 18 May 2021 Kids 4 and older can even sign up for a Mermaid Experience, which culminates with your little Ariel swimming in a pink or teal monofin tail. Ashlea Halpern, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2021 His design has pop art and Fiesta vibes and features the Alamo on the left shoe and the River Walk on the right in Spurs’ vintage pink, teal and orange colors. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Apr. 2021 Comes in a range of colors, including red, blue, teal and black. Zachary Visconti, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2021 Shades of blue, teal, and white create an eye-catching geometric design. Maria V. Charbonneaux, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Teal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teal. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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