Adjective "wadi" definition and examples

(Wadi may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɑːdi//ˈwɒdi/

Definitions and examples

noun

(in certain Arabic-speaking countries) a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season.
  1. 'Thatched African huts are built on the hillside above the wadi.'
  2. 'The Weib river has become a dusty wadi for the first time in living memory.'

More definitions

1. the channel of a watercourse that is dry except during periods of rainfall.

2. such a stream or watercourse itself.

3. a valley.

More examples(as adjective)

"areas can be wadi."

Origin

Early 17th century: from Arabic wādī.