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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wah-dee]
    • /ˈwɑ di/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wah-dee]
    • /ˈwɑ di/

Definitions of wadis word

  • noun plural wadis the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall. 1
  • noun plural wadis such a stream or watercourse itself. 1
  • noun plural wadis a valley. 1
  • noun wadis Plural form of wadi. 1
  • noun wadis plural of wadi. 0

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Origin of wadis

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 Wadis


wadis 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.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wadis usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wadis

noun wadis

  • aqueducts — Plural form of aqueduct.
  • brooks — Geraldine. born 1955, Australian writer. Her novels include March (2005), which won the Pulitzer prize
  • canals — Plural form of canal.
  • channels — Plural form of channel.
  • chutes — Plural form of chute.

Top questions with wadis

  • what is a wadis?
  • what are wadis?
  • how are wadis formed?

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