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[el-ing-tuh n]
  1. Edward KennedyDuke, 1899–1974, U.S. jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor.
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Examples from the Web for ellington

Historical Examples

  • Ellington had everything ready when the girl reached the stream.

    The Romance of the Coast

    James Runciman

  • Ellington claimed that he had escaped from him sixteen years before.

    The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims

    American Anti-Slavery Society

  • Please acknowledge the receipt of the letter and box, and oblige the Anti-slavery Society of Ellington.

  • Another and not less striking example is presented by Snipsic, the modern name of a pond between Ellington and Tolland.

  • John Thompson of Ellington had a bullet hole through his jaws, incapacitating him for further service.

British Dictionary definitions for ellington


  1. Duke, nickname of Edward Kennedy Ellington. 1899–1974, US jazz composer, pianist, and conductor, famous for such works as "Mood Indigo" and "Creole Love Call"
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