Definition of Lyell, Sir Charles in English:

Lyell, Sir Charles

proper noun

  • (1797–1875), Scottish geologist. His textbook "Principles of Geology" (1830–3) influenced a generation of geologists and held that the earth's features were shaped over a long period of time by natural processes, thus clearing the way for Darwin's theory of evolution.

Pronunciation

Lyell, Sir Charles

/ˈlʌɪəl/