a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “noble.”

Also A·del·a [uh-del-uh, ad-l-uh] /əˈdɛl ə, ˈæd l ə/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • He remonstrated with Adele, no use; he offered to fight a duel with the perfidious Kestrike, no use; the thief was a coward.'

    Madame Midas

    Fergus Hume

  • Clarke loved this girl, not as he had loved Adele, of course, but quite as humanly.

  • Adele, who resides with her uncle in this city, has promised to accompany the young people to all its places of interest.

    Cora and The Doctor

    Harriette Newell Baker

  • "Exactly," said Adele, who saw her chance and an opportunity of turning the conversation at the same time.

    Pietro Ghisleri

    F. (Francis) Marion Crawford

  • "I suppose he had lost money or something of that kind," conjectured Adele, stirring two lumps of sugar in a glass of water.

    Pietro Ghisleri

    F. (Francis) Marion Crawford