dell


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dell

 (dĕl)
n.
A small secluded wooded valley.

[Middle English del, from Old English dell.]

dell

(dɛl)
n
(Physical Geography) a small, esp wooded hollow
[Old English; related to Middle Low German delle valley; compare dale]

dell

(dɛl)

n.
a small, usu. wooded valley; vale.
[before 1000; Middle English delle, Old English dell; akin to dale]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dell - a small wooded hollowdell - a small wooded hollow    
holler, hollow - a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
Translations

dell

[del] Nvallecito m

dell

[dɛl] n (liter) → valletta
References in classic literature ?
As these, again, were surmounted by tall trees, which appeared to totter on the brows of the precipice, it gave the stream the appearance of running through a deep and narrow dell.
This natural tunefulness made Phoebe seem like a bird in a shadowy tree; or conveyed the idea that the stream of life warbled through her heart as a brook sometimes warbles through a pleasant little dell.
Here they sat down on a luxuriant heap of moss; which at some epoch of the preceding century, had been a gigantic pine, with its roots and trunk in the darksome shade, and its head aloft in the upper atmosphere It was a little dell where they had seated themselves, with a leaf-strewn bank rising gently on either side, and a brook flowing through the midst, over a bed of fallen and drowned leaves.
On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large brook among broken rocks and trunks of fallen trees.
Then I went on gladly till I reached a dell through which the water ran softly, sometimes whispering and sometimes talking out loud.
our journey lies through dell and dingle, Where the blithe fawn trips by its timid mother, Where the broad oak, with intercepting boughs, Chequers the sunbeam in the green-sward alley Up and away
The fog was rapidly dispersing; already the moon shone quite clear on the high ground on either side; and it was only in the exact bottom of the dell and round the tavern door that a thin veil still hung unbroken to conceal the first steps of our escape.
Thus chatting pleasantly the band turned back into the woodland and sought their secluded dell, where the trees were the thickest, the moss was the softest, and a secret path led to a cave, at once a retreat and a stronghold.
And they went on in silence through Kirton hamlet, where an old man followed them with his eyes, and perhaps envied them their youth and love; and across the Ivy beck where the mill was splashing and grumbling low thunder to itself in the chequered shadow of the dell, and the miller before the door was beating flour from his hands as he whistled a modulation; and up by the high spinney, whence they saw the mountains upon either hand; and down the hill again to the back courts and offices of Naseby House.
Yez, yez," said the Swiss; "it's simple enough to dell a dream, but I neffer dream.
Just then a tiny dew-drop that hung o'er the dell On the breast of the bud like a soft star fell; But impatiently she flung it away from her leaf, And it fell on her mother like a tear of grief, While she folded to her breast, with wilful pride, A glittering fire-fly that hung by her side.
Eustace informed me that he had told his stories to the children in various situations--in the woods, on the shore of the lake, in the dell of Shadow Brook, in the playroom, at Tanglewood fireside, and in a magnificent palace of snow, with ice windows, which he helped his little friends to build.