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Giselle

[ji-zel; French zhee-zel] /dʒɪˈzɛl; French ʒiˈzɛl/
noun
1.
(italics) a ballet (1841) choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, with musical score by Adolphe Adam.
2.
Also, Gisele. a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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  • He moaned tenderly about Giselle, and then called her names that cannot be repeated.

  • And yet it was natural that Giselle should have a husband at some time or other.

  • The Easter holidays accounted for Giselle's unexpected arrival.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • "We ought to think of it first of all," said Giselle, who had become serious.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • Giselle looked at him almost as much astonished as he had been at her.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • "Don't be alarmed; it is only joy," said Giselle, in her soft voice.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • "Let us hope that your friend Fred won't go away," said Giselle.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • Giselle did not look up; she was devoting all her attention to Enguerrand.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • Giselle pretended that she did not understand him, but she was divinely happy.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon

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