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A satellite of Uranus.
[After Ariel, a sylph that guards the heroine of The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope.]
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(Animals) an Arabian gazelle, Gazella arabica (or dama)
[C19: from Arabic aryal]
(Celestial Objects) the smallest of the four large satellites of Uranus
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Ar•i•el(ˈɛər i əl)
(in Shakespeare's The Tempest) a spirit of the air who is required to use his magic to help Prospero.
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