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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wah-dee]
    • /ˈwɑ di/
    • /ˈwɒd.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wah-dee]
    • /ˈwɑ di/

Definitions of wadi word

  • noun plural wadi the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall. 1
  • noun plural wadi such a stream or watercourse itself. 1
  • noun plural wadi a valley. 1
  • noun wadi (in certain Arabic-speaking countries) a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season. 1
  • noun wadi North African creek 1
  • countable noun wadi A wadi is a river in North Africa or Arabia which is dry except in the rainy season. 0

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Origin of wadi

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40, wadi is from the Arabic word wādī

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Parts of speech for Wadi


wadi popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wadi

noun wadi

  • waterway — a river, canal, or other body of water serving as a route or way of travel or transport.
  • aqueduct — An aqueduct is a long bridge with many arches, which carries a water supply or a canal over a valley.
  • brook — to bear; tolerate
  • canal — A canal is a long, narrow stretch of water that has been made for boats to travel along or to bring water to a particular area.
  • channel — A channel is a television station.

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