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[ad-l-ahyn; Danish ah-duh-lee-nuh; French aduh-leen; German ah-dey-lee-nuh] /ˈæd lˌaɪn; Danish ˌɑ dəˈli nə; French adəˈlin; German ɑ deɪˈli nə/
a female given name, form of Adele.
Also, Adelina
[ad-l-ee-nuh, -ahy-nuh] /ˌæd lˈi nə, -ˈaɪ nə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Adeline, I must order all these people out of the room, and have you to myself, or I can do nothing.'

    Adeline Mowbray Amelia Alderson Opie
  • "It's a little past ten, Miss," Adeline said in a low voice that shook a little.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • He was older than Adeline, and a silent man, already growing to be elderly in his appearance.

  • He was afraid it was the "Adeline Maria," a notorious swindle.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • Meantime Adeline heard constant references to Otto (as the shepherd was called) both from her father and her waiting-women.

  • But her "Adeline" reminded him that he was already committed to a safer course.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • The servant threw open the door announcing his name, and Mortimer was in the presence of Adeline.

  • Kiss me, dear Adeline; and now let thy handmaids attire thee.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Glenmurray thought that he was willing to marry Adeline merely for her sake!

    Adeline Mowbray Amelia Alderson Opie
  • Montreal's eyes and Adeline's met; and in that gaze Adeline forgot all her sorrows.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
Word Origin and History for Adeline

fem. proper name, from French, of Germanic origin, literally "noble" (see Adelaide).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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