[ ding-guh l ]
/ ˈdɪŋ gəl /


a deep, narrow cleft between hills; shady dell.

Origin of dingle

1200–50; Middle English: a deep dell, hollow; akin to Old English dung dungeon, Old High German tunc cellar
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British Dictionary definitions for dingle


/ (ˈdɪŋɡəl) /


a small wooded dell

Word Origin for dingle

C13: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for dingle



"deep dell or hollow, usually wooded," mid-13c., of unknown origin; a dialectal word until it entered literary use 17c.

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