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[myoo r-ee-uh l] /ˈmyʊər i əl/
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Im filled with admiration for you, clever Muriel, praised Veronica.

  • When Beatrice and Muriel said “she” they referred to Mrs. Churchley.

    The Marriages Henry James
  • With another European bow he produced a silver case engraved with his arms, drew from it a card, which he handed to Muriel.

    Running Sands Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • Then Henrietta had better go in the spare room, and Muriel in Jane's.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Muriel rattled off all this, hardly stopping to take breath.

Word Origin and History for Muriel

fem. proper name, probably Celtic and meaning literally "sea bright," cf. Welsh Meriel, Meryl, Irish Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel, from muir "sea" (see mere (n.)) + geal "bright."

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