\ 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 With a dazzling array of more than 50 color options—from neutrals to brights like teal and yellow—the Nestl three-piece set has a hue for everyone. Cara Lynn Shultz, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Like the window panes, garage door and tile work in matching teal. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 June 2021 The Jaylen Waddle Miami Dolphins Nike 2021 Game Jersey, available in teal, is $119. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 30 Apr. 2021 That's not the only size and color on sale: Shoppers can choose from eight different shades, including blue, black and gray, teal and navy, brown, and even a modern farmhouse-worthy red, at a variety of discounts. Melissa Epifano, PEOPLE.com, 15 June 2021 Instead, hunt early teal seasons, or work the wood duck migration, when conditions are mild and water is warm to just cool. Tom Carpenter, Field & Stream, 25 Nov. 2019 Out of that bunch, Nimick noticed the bedazzled, teal fit-and-flare gown had a handwritten note from the original owner but there was no name attached. Fox News, 2 July 2021 In addition to featuring the signature Martinique design and yellow, teal, and navy, versions of it, the line also includes patterns with flowers (Million Flowers), fishes (Sakana), and a geometric design (Solaire). Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 9 June 2021 The set of six comes in orange, blue, teal, green, and clear. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 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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30 Jul 2021

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“Teal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teal. Accessed 2 Aug. 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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