dalles

[ dalz ]
/ dælz /
|

plural noun

the rapids of a river running between the walls of a canyon or gorge.

Nearby words

  1. dallan,
  2. dallapiccola,
  3. dallapiccola, luigi,
  4. dallas,
  5. dallas, george mifflin,
  6. dalles, the,
  7. dalliance,
  8. dallin,
  9. dalling and bulwer, baron,
  10. dallis grass

Also dells.

Origin of dalles

1825–35, Americanism; < Canadian French, plural of French dial. (Normandy) dalle literally, sink ≪ Germanic; compare Old English dæl dale

Dalles

[ dalz ]
/ dælz /

noun

The, a city in N Oregon.
Also called City of the Dalles.

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British Dictionary definitions for dalles

dalles

/ (ˈdæləs, dælz) /

pl n

Canadian a stretch of a river between high rock walls, with rapids and dangerous currents

Word Origin for dalles

from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): sink; compare dale

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