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[ suh-rawr-uh l, -rohr- ]
/ səˈrɔr əl, -ˈroʊr- /


of, relating to, or characteristic of a sister or sisters; sisterly.

Nearby words

sorokin, sorokin, pitirim alexandrovitch, sorolla y bastida, sorolla y bastida, joaquín, soroptimist, sororal, sororate, sororicide, sorority, sorority house, sorosilicate

Origin of sororal

1645–55; < Latin soror sister + -al1
Related formsso·ro·ral·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sororal

  • Even otherwise they but enhance the sororal beauties of faiths which if cognate are quite distinct.

    The Lords of the Ghostland|Edgar Saltus

British Dictionary definitions for sororal


/ (səˈrɔːrəl) /


of or relating to a sister or sisters

Word Origin for sororal

C17: from Latin soror a sister
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Word Origin and History for sororal



1650s, from Latin soror "sister" (see sister) + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper