Adele

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See also: adele, adèle, and Adèle

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French Adèle, equivalent of Adela, from a Germanic root meaning “noble”. Compare athel, German edel, Old English æþele.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /əˈdɛl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Proper noun[edit]

Adele (plural Adeles)

  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages.
    • 1833, E. Littell, “On Grand Christian Names”, in The New Monthly Magazine, volume 1, page 211:
      The beauty and simplicity of names are altogether arbitrary: Mary and Elizabeth, and Judith, may suit a taste formed on the Puritan model, that is to say, an English and Scottish taste: the French consider Victoire, Adele, Adriane, or any other such “fanciful and romantic” names, quite as simple, and perhaps as beautiful, as Mr. Stuart does Mary and Jane.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Adele

  1. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and neighboring Togo.
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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Adèle, from a Germanic root meaning “noble”. Compare edel and Adel.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Adele f (genitive Adele or Adeles, plural Adelen)

  1. A female given name from French, equivalent to English Adele and Adela.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Adèle, from a Germanic root meaning “noble”. Compare German edel, English athel, Old English æþele.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Adele f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Adele and Adela.