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[uh-del] /əˈdɛl/
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “noble.”.
Also, Adela
[uh-del-uh, ad-l-uh] /əˈdɛl ə, ˈæd l ə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Adele took the girl's feet and drew them down to the step of the car.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • "Adele tempted me: she kept on telling me to buy it," returned Pierre.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The two Savelli gazed at Adele in undisguised astonishment and horror.

    Pietro Ghisleri F. (Francis) Marion Crawford
  • He had not been near Mr. Love since Adele had accepted the epicier.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It was only that Adele had a way of taking for granted she was persona grata, that Nance thought was rather too free.

Adele in Technology
A language for specification of attribute grammars, used by the MUG2 compiler compiler.
["An Overview of the Attribute Definition Language ADELE", H. Ganziger in GI3, Fachesprach "Compiler-Compiler", W. Henhapl ed, Munchen Mar 1982, pp.22-53].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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