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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. 2018.
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  • 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.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • 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.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • "It's a little past ten, Miss," Adeline said in a low voice that shook a little.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • But Beatrice was not there, her place for the time being occupied by Adeline, the maid.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Adeline laid the note on the table and promptly forgot all about it.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Kiss me, dear Adeline; and now let thy handmaids attire thee.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • 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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