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[on-deen, awn-; for 2 also French awn-deen] /ɒnˈdin, ɔn-; for 2 also French ɔ̃ˈdin/
(initial capital letter, italics) a play (1939) by Jean Giraudoux.
(initial capital letter, italics) a ballet (1958) choreographed by Frederick Ashton, with musical score by Hans W. Henze. Unabridged
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  • Nay, did I not see Mademoiselle shake hands with the ondine?

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • This waterwitch, sculptured originally by Blacker, is properly called "ondine."

  • At first I thought it was an optical delusion, or a fairy scene raised by the magic power of ondine, the queen of the waters.

  • Looking towards the quarter from which it came, he again saw the "ondine of Paris."

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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