[spir-i-choo-el; French spee-ree-tyel]
- showing or having a refined and graceful mind or wit.
- light and airy in movement; ethereal.
Origin of spirituel
1665–75; < French: literally, spiritual
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Examples from the Web for spirituel
One reads that the Béarnais are "irascible, jealous, and spirituel."The Automobilist Abroad
M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
They are more than witty, they are spirituel; and they have more than talent, they have taste.
And Walter—the pretty boy, so spirituel, with his black velvet frock and short sleeves tied with scarlet ribbon—where was he?Mirk Abbey, Volume 3(of 3)
They meet and read papers on technical subjects, but have little interest in anything natural or spirituel.Life in a Railway Factory
From 1827 to 1832 there was only one performance of a Beethoven Symphony at the Spirituel concerts.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)
- having a refined and lively mind or witAlso (feminine): spirituelle (ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈɛl)
C17: from French
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