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gazelle

[ guh-zel ]
/ gəˈzɛl /
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noun, plural ga·zelles, (especially collectively) ga·zelle.
any small antelope of the genus Gazella and allied genera, of Africa and Asia, noted for graceful movements and lustrous eyes.

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Origin of gazelle

1575–85; <French; Old French gazel<Arabic ghazāla

OTHER WORDS FROM gazelle

ga·zelle·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gazelle

gazelle
/ (ɡəˈzɛl) /

noun plural -zelles or -zelle
any small graceful usually fawn-coloured antelope of the genera Gazella and Procapra, of Africa and Asia, such as G. thomsoni (Thomson's gazelle)

Derived forms of gazelle

gazelle-like, adjective

Word Origin for gazelle

C17: from Old French, from Arabic ghazāl
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