Definition of travail


  • concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours". Synonyms: childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency.
  • use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort", "they managed only with great exertion". Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat.


Related words

application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, overexertion, overkill, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, trouble, workout.

Rhymes with travail

ail, ale, assail, avail, bail, bale, braille, carrell, curtail, dail, dale, derail, detail, email, entail, exhale, fail, flail, frail, gael.

Start with travail

travailed, travails, travailing.

More information about travail

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • travail is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 10 points
  • travail is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 10 points
  • travail is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 12 points
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