[ mahr-sel; French mar-sel ]
/ mɑrˈsɛl; French marˈsɛl /


Ga·bri·el [ga-bree-el] /ga briˈɛl/, 1887–1973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gabriel marcel


/ (mɑːˈsɛl) /


Also called: marcel wave a hairstyle characterized by repeated regular waves, popular in the 1920s

verb -cels, -celling or -celled

(tr) to make such waves in (the hair) with special hot irons
Derived Formsmarceller, noun

Word Origin for marcel

C20: after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser


/ (French marsɛl) /


Gabriel (Honoré) (ɡabriɛl). 1889–1973, French Christian existentialist philosopher and dramatist, whose philosophical works include Being and Having (1949) and The Mystery of Being (1951)
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