GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German smal, from Old High German smal, from Proto-Germanic *smalaz. Cognate with Dutch smal, English small.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃmaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

AdjectiveEdit

schmal (strong nominative masculine singular schmaler, comparative schmaler or schmäler, superlative am schmalsten or am schmälsten)

  1. narrow, slender (not wide, comparatively long)
    Synonym: eng (some contexts)
  2. (figuratively) meagre, scarce
    Synonyms: knapp, karg, spärlich, mager

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • schmal” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • schmal” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • schmal” in Duden online