[ taf-er-uhl, -uh-rel ]
/ ˈtæf ər əl, -əˌrɛl /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of taffarel
1615–25; <Middle Dutch tafereel, variant (by dissimilation) of tafeleel<French (dial.) tavleltableau
Words nearby taffarel
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Example sentences from the Web for taffarel
The after-part of a ship, ending in the taffarel above and the counters below.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth