Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tangle
IPA transcription: [t'æŋɡəl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tangle
    Meaning: a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
  • Synonyms: tangle, snarl, maze
    Meaning: something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
Usage examples
  • From the heaving tangle issued exhortations, commands, imprecations.
  • He dropped into a crouch and crept silently up to the tangle of bushes.
  • In front of the bell-shaped mouth is a tangle of threads wherein the passers-by are caught.
  • "That's spreading the good old oil, Bobby, but I'll never tangle with you if I can help it.
  • The question came sharply, as if a sudden gleam of hope had flashed through the tangle of the old priest's mind.
  • He saw the gleaming brook that wound its way through the tangle of orchard and garden, and parted the distant blue-grass meadow.
  • Second, there are property rights, of which every marriage is a tangle, and the settlement of which the law should always oversee.
  • Following the channel, he winged his flight for miles over the cool sparkling water, between the tangle of foliage bordering the banks.
  • Then, peering through the tangle of brambles, she spied old Mr. Rabbit sitting on his broken-down doorstep with his arms folded and fast asleep.
  • What that Martian mountain elk had hoped for can only be guessed, what he met with was a tangle of floating finery carrying a numbed traveller on it, and with a snort of disappointment he turned again.