What is another word for wale?

Pronunciation: [wˈe͡ɪl] (IPA)

Wale is a word commonly used to describe the ridges on a person's skin resulting from a blow. Its synonyms include weal, welt, bruise, and scar. Weal is a red, swollen mark created by a sharp blow or injury. Welt is a raised ridge caused by a blow or injury, usually seen on leather or fabric. Bruise is a discoloration of the skin caused by a blow or impact. Scar is a mark left on the skin following an injury or surgery. All of these words can be used interchangeably with wale, depending on the context of the sentence.

What are the hypernyms for Wale?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Wale?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Wale

When the vehicle had reached the summit of the foothills, the track fell wavering into the green depths of the forest behind it, a wale of broken ferns, slain saplings, blue gums and myrtles, mown down as with a scythe by its wheels.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
As the thought passed through her, she saw on Amy's neck a frightful upswollen wale.
"Weighed and Wanting"
George MacDonald
Armstrong fell back, against the bench, perfectly livid, with the wale of the blow standing out red and distinct across his cheek.
"The Air Trust"
George Allan England

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