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Difference between Aerial and Ariel

Aerial refers to a radio antenna or something else that reaches into the air.

  • Before cable TV, many people put TV aerials on their roofs.
  • Aerial photography is becoming one of her favorite pastimes.

Ariel refers to a kind of gazelle or the brightest moon of Uranus.

  • The ariel gazelle is under two feet tall and lives in the desert.
  • Much of Ariel’s surface is pitted with craters.