leise

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See also: léise

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • leis (colloquial or poetic)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German līse, from Old High German līso.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪzə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯zə

Adjective[edit]

leise (strong nominative masculine singular leiser, comparative leiser, superlative am leisesten)

  1. quiet, soft, low
    Antonym: laut
  2. slight, faint, light
    • 2000, “Da Draussen”, in Fettes Brot für die Welt, performed by Fettes Brot:
      Du hast nicht die leiseste Ahnung / Kennst das alles nur vom Hörensagen
      You don't have the slightest clue / You only know all that from hearsay

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • leise” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • leise” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • leise” in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

leise f pl

  1. genitive singular of leis (thigh; leg, haunch)