5 letter words ending in ALE

The following list contains 6 five letter words in English

5 letter words ending in ALE in English

5 letter words ending in CALE

5 letter words ending in HALE

5 letter words ending in TALE

5 letter words ending in UALE

5 letter words ending in WALE

Common 5 letter words ending in ALE with meaning


Parts of Speech: Adjective


  • (of food) no longer fresh and pleasant to eat; hard, dry, and not easy to bite or chew
  • (of air or a room) having an unpleasant smell because of lack of freshness or circulation
  • (of an idea, joke, or style) no longer new or interesting


  • US: /steɪl/
  • UK: /steɪl/

Origin and Usage:

The word "stale" originated from the Old English word "stæl" which means "place" or "position". Its current meaning has been in use since the 14th century. The word is commonly used to describe food that is no longer fresh, air or a room that has an unpleasant smell, and ideas, jokes, or styles that are no longer new or interesting.


  • old
  • hard
  • dry
  • musty
  • uninspired

Related Words:

  • slate
  • steal
  • tales
  • least
  • sleet

Example Sentences:

  • The bread was stale and hard to chew.
  • The room smelled stale because the windows had not been opened in days.
  • His jokes were stale and no longer funny.

1. Parts of Speech: Noun

2. Definitions:

  • a fine-grained sedimentary rock formed from mud or clay
  • any of a group of laminated sedimentary rocks resembling shale

3. Pronunciations:

  • US: /ʃeɪl/
  • UK: /ʃeɪl/

4. Origin and Usage:

Shale is derived from the Old English word "scealu" meaning "shell, husk, pod". It has been used since the 14th century to describe a type of sedimentary rock that is formed from mud or clay. It is commonly found in areas with a history of sedimentary deposition, such as river deltas and lake beds. Shale is an important resource for the production of oil and natural gas, as it often contains high amounts of organic matter.

5. Synonyms:

  • mudstone
  • argillite
  • siltstone
  • claystone

6. Related Words:

  • clays
  • mudra
  • slate
  • stone
  • sedum

7. Example Sentences:

  • The geologist identified the rock as shale, formed millions of years ago from sediment deposited in a prehistoric lake.
  • Shale deposits in the region have been found to contain significant amounts of natural gas.
  • The shale formations in the area are known for their high organic content, making them ideal for oil and gas production.