[ tahyd-l ]
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  1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or subject to tides: a tidal current.

  2. dependent on the state of the tide as to time of departure: a tidal steamer.

Origin of tidal

First recorded in 1800–10; tide1 + -al1

Other words from tidal

  • tid·al·ly, adverb
  • non·tid·al, adjective
  • un·tid·al, adjective

Words Nearby tidal

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How to use tidal in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tidal


/ (ˈtaɪdəl) /

  1. relating to, characterized by, or affected by tides: a tidal estuary

  2. dependent on the state of the tide: a tidal ferry

  1. (of a glacier) reaching the sea and discharging floes or icebergs

Derived forms of tidal

  • tidally, adverb

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