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Halle

[hal-ee for 1, hah-luh for 2.] /ˈhæl i for 1, ˈhɑ lə for 2./
noun
1.
Morris, born 1923, U.S. linguist, born in Latvia.
2.
a city in Germany, NW of Leipzig.
Official name Halle an der Saale
[hah-luh ahn der zahl-uh] /ˈhɑ lə ɑn dɛr ˈzɑl ə/ (Show IPA)
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Les Halles

[ley al] /leɪ ˈal/
noun
1.
(formerly) the large, central, wholesale food market area of Paris, France.
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  • The whole had been arranged under the superintendence of Ballard, the architect of the halles Centrales.

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • Let us go to Père Louviot's in the halles where we can meet some real men and women.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • Then, taking his courage in both hands, he entered the single room that served the halles as living-dining-bedroom.

    Rescue Dog of the High Pass James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • If any more were brought in, the halles would have to move out.

    Rescue Dog of the High Pass James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • And for two hours the orange chevalier traversed the Saint-Honor quarter and the halles in all directions.

  • "And she has not recovered her figure yet," remarked the heroine of the halles.

    Cousin Pons Honore de Balzac
  • It was near the halles (markets) that he had to work this time.

  • We are close by the halles—we must have come half a mile underground.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • The halles Centrales occupy an entire square in the center of the city and cost $75,000, exclusive of the site.

    A Terminal Market System Mrs. Elmer Black
  • They will kill you in the halles just as cheerfully as in the Quartier Marais.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
British Dictionary definitions for halles

Halle

/German ˈhalə/
noun
1.
a city in E central Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt, on the River Saale: early saltworks; a Hanseatic city in the late Middle Ages; university (1694). Pop: 240 119 (2003 est) Official name Halle an der Saale (an der ˈzaːlə)

Hallé

/ˈhæleɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Charles, original name Karl Hallé. 1819–95, German conductor and pianist, in Britain from 1848. In 1857 he founded the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester
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