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[hal-ee for 1, hah-luh for 2.] /ˈhæl i for 1, ˈhɑ lə for 2./
Morris, born 1923, U.S. linguist, born in Latvia.
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)

Les Halles

[ley al] /leɪ ˈal/
(formerly) the large, central, wholesale food market area of Paris, France. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


/German ˈhalə/
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)


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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