Main meanings of Donegal in English

: Donegal1Donegal2

Donegal1

(also County Donegal)

proper noun

  • A county in the extreme north-west of the Republic of Ireland, part of the old province of Ulster; capital, Lifford.

Pronunciation

Donegal

/ˌdɒnɪˈɡɔːl/

Main meanings of Donegal in English

: Donegal1Donegal2

Donegal2

(also Donegal tweed)

Pronunciation /ˌdɒnɪˈɡɔːl/ /ˌdʌnɪˈɡɔːl/ /ˈdɒnɪɡɔːl/ /ˈdʌnɪɡɔːl/

noun

mass noun
  • A tweed characterized by bright flecks randomly distributed on a background that is typically light grey, as originally woven in County Donegal.

    ‘Men's classic suiting is coming out in patterns such as houndstooth, herringbone, glen plaid, tartan, pinstripes and Donegal tweed.’
    • ‘Irish fashion designers have always had a soft spot for Donegal tweed.’
    • ‘He was wearing a pair of dark grey trousers, a Donegal tweed jacket and a red, white and blue striped shirt.’

Pronunciation

Donegal

/ˌdɒnɪˈɡɔːl/ /ˌdʌnɪˈɡɔːl/ /ˈdɒnɪɡɔːl/ /ˈdʌnɪɡɔːl/