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[hahls] /hɑls/
[frahns] /frɑ̃s/ (Show IPA),
1581?–1666, Dutch portrait and genre painter.


[hal] /hæl/
a male given name, form of Harold. Unabridged
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  • Hals words, Dont 12 be surprised at anything you may hear, returned with force.

  • They departed, says Hals, "with small honour and less profit."

    The Cornwall Coast Arthur L. Salmon
  • Look at Hals's women, how pleased they are to be painted, just as they are.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • Perhaps Hals was degenerating with the passing age—certainly he was ageing.

    Franz Hals Edgcumbe Staley
  • Hals overstrained effort at good fellowship grated on the doctors nerves with a note as false as his forced smile.

    Cursed George Allan England
  • Rembrandt, Hals, and Velasquez were the masters by whom he was influenced.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • He painted it before he was thirty, and it has the air of an old master's work; it is based upon Hals and the Spaniards together.

  • Hals is not very dogmatic (as he often is) as to the meaning.

    Cornish Worthies, Volume 1 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas
  • Take whatever time you need to settle matters relative to Hals leaving.

    Cursed George Allan England
  • This unexpected move upset Hals tactics of smashing violence.

    Cursed George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for Hals


/Dutch hɑls/
Frans (frɑns). ? 1580–1666, Dutch portrait and genre painter: his works include The Laughing Cavalier (1624)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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