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[ad-l-ahyn; Danish ah-duh-lee-nuh; French aduh-leen; German ah-dey-lee-nuh]
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  1. a female given name, form of Adele.
Also Ad·e·li·na [ad-l-ee-nuh, -ahy-nuh] /ˌæd lˈi nə, -ˈaɪ nə/.
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Examples from the Web for adeline

Historical Examples

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

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

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

  • Adeline Vaughan had an original and rather striking costume.

  • That, no doubt, was the message that Miss Todd had intended for Adeline.

  • So alarmed was Beatrice that she followed Adeline to the door.

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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