[ad-l-ahyn; Danish ah-duh-lee-nuh; French aduh-leen; German ah-dey-lee-nuh]
- 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
He was afraid it was the "Adeline Maria," a notorious swindle.Peak and Prairie
But her "Adeline" reminded him that he was already committed to a safer course.Ambrotox and Limping Dick
Adeline Vaughan had an original and rather striking costume.The New Girl at St. Chad's
That, no doubt, was the message that Miss Todd had intended for Adeline.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
So alarmed was Beatrice that she followed Adeline to the door.The Slave of Silence
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Word Origin and History for adeline
fem. proper name, from French, of Germanic origin, literally "noble" (see Adelaide).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper