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Pronunciation of Rival: Learn how to pronounce Rival in English correctly

Learn how to say Rival correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word rival:

noun
a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity:
he has no serious rival for the job
[as modifier]:
gun battles between rival gangs
[with negative] a person or thing that equals another in quality:
she has no rivals as a female rock singer
verb (rivals, rivalling, rivalled; US rivals, rivaling, rivaled)
[with object]
be or seem to be equal or comparable to:
the efficiency of the Bavarians rivals that of the Viennese
Origin:

late 16th century: from Latin rivalis, originally in the sense ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rivus ‘stream’

Spelling rule

Double the l when adding endings which begin with a vowel to words which end in a vowel plus l (as in travel): (rivals, rivalling, rivalled).