vale

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noun \ˈvāl\

Definition of vale

  1. 1 :  valley, dale

  2. 2 :  world this vale of tears

Examples of vale in a Sentence

  1. settled in a lush vale in the shadow of the mountains

Origin and Etymology of vale

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French val, going back to Latin vallēs, vallis, of uncertain origin


First Known Use: 14th century


VALE Defined for Kids

vale

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noun \ˈvāl\

Definition of vale for Students

  1. :  valley



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