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Muriel

[myoo r-ee-uh l]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for muriel

Contemporary Examples of muriel

Historical Examples of muriel

  • Muriel and I refused to quit the carriage, and managed to get over.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • "It was Muriel," she explained as she returned to the dining-room.

    Phyllis

    Dorothy Whitehill

  • Muriel's feelings were hurt, and she looked angrily at Sally.

    Phyllis

    Dorothy Whitehill

  • It was noticeable that Muriel was doing most of the talking.

    Phyllis

    Dorothy Whitehill

  • "But I'll find out some more about this, if I have to ask Muriel," she added laughingly.

    Phyllis

    Dorothy Whitehill


Word Origin and History for muriel

Muriel

fem. proper name, probably Celtic and meaning literally "sea bright," cf. Welsh Meriel, Meryl, Irish Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel, from muir "sea" (see mere (n.)) + geal "bright."

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