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[aw-rel, oh-rel; Russian uh-ryawl] /ɔˈrɛl, oʊˈrɛl; Russian ʌˈryɔl/
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, on the left bank of the Oka River, S of Moscow. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I hear that Delphinus, the famous crystal gazer, has arrived in Orel.

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti
  • This was Nicholas Naumoff, a youngster of twenty, the only son of the governor of Orel.

    Remarkable Rogues

    Charles Kingston
  • Abul Oghlan was pensioned, and Orel was appointed as his place of residence.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg Demetrius Boulger
  • Feodor and Ermolai were deep in conversation about the Orel country.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • I advise you to go to Orel, monsieur, and as quickly as possible.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • I have brought an old gniagnia who watched me grow up, Ermolai, and the Orel servants.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • Natacha was seven years old when Feodor Feodorovitch was appointed governor of Orel.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • He was born at Orel, the birthplace of Turgenev, in 1871, and is thus only two years younger than Gorki.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • One, Orel No. 25, was selected as being superior in many respects to the others and was finally named Vladimir.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Willarski felt dull in Orel and was pleased to meet a man of his own circle and, as he supposed, of similar interests.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for Orel


/Russian aˈrjɔl/
a city in W Russia; founded in 1564 but damaged during World War II. Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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