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A small wooded valley; a dell.

[Middle English, dell, hollow.]


(Physical Geography) a small wooded dell
[C13: of uncertain origin]


(ˈdɪŋ gəl)

a wooded valley; dell.
[1200–50; Middle English: a deep dell, hollow; akin to Old English dung dungeon, Old High German tunc cellar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dingle - a small wooded hollowdingle - a small wooded hollow    
holler, hollow - a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"


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It will keep, and I feel hungry, and yonder seems a dingle where I can lie and open my knapsack, eat, drink, and doze among the sun-flecked shadows.
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
In the meantime the supervisor rode on, as fast as he could, to Kitt's Hole; but his men had to dismount and grope down the dingle, leading, and sometimes supporting, their horses, and in continual fear of ambushes; so it was no great matter for surprise that when they got down to the Hole the lugger was already under way, though still close in.
He laid his murderous hands upon the breast of his comrade, groaning again and again as a bearded lion when a man who was chasing deer has robbed him of his young in some dense forest; when the lion comes back he is furious, and searches dingle and dell to track the hunter if he can find him, for he is mad with rage--even so with many a sigh did Achilles speak among the Myrmidons saying, "Alas
There is no cloud on the Atlantic, and faint streaks of cream round Dingle Bay show where the driven seas hammer the coast.
Robin looked at the spot and liked it, and, for no reason but that his fancy led him, he took the little path and walked down the grassy sunny slope of the open meadow, and so came to the little dingle and, ere he knew it, upon four lusty fellows that sat with legs outstretched around a goodly feast spread upon the ground.
But there, down in the dingle, is the church of Cardillac, and you may see the inn where three poplars grow beyond the village.
When we finished our lunch the barrens were already wrapping themselves in a dim, blue dusk and falling upon rest in dell and dingle.
About noon they passed the gate which opened on to the large common, and old Dobbin toiled slowly up the hill, while Benjy pointed out a little deep dingle on the left, out of which welled a tiny stream.
This is the law of the plains, and of those who live near the sea, and who inhabit rich country, the glens and dingles far from the tossing sea, -- strip to sow and strip to plough and strip to reap, if you wish to get in all Demeter's fruits in due season, and that each kind may grow in its season.
Locals and visitors are expected to turn out for the weekend with the annual Dingle Peninsula Food and Wine Festival.
Fans at one of the gigs; Gary gives it his all on stage in Dingle; Happy fans in Dingle; Pub they like to use; Band in Dingle local