[hal-ee for 1, hah-luh for 2.]


Morris,born 1923, U.S. linguist, born in Latvia.
a city in Germany, NW of Leipzig.Official name Hal·le an der Saal·e [hah-luh ahn der zahl-uh] /ˈhɑ lə ɑn dɛr ˈzɑl ə/.

Les Halles

[ley al]


(formerly) the large, central, wholesale food market area of Paris, France.
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Examples from the Web for halles

Historical Examples of halles

  • In vain: him, too, the headsman's axe sent to his account at the Halles.

  • Let us go to Père Louviot's in the Halles where we can meet some real men and women.

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke

  • It was near the Halles (markets) that he had to work this time.

  • If any more were brought in, the Halles would have to move out.

    Rescue Dog of the High Pass

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • "And she has not recovered her figure yet," remarked the heroine of the Halles.

    Cousin Pons

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for halles



a city in E central Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt, on the River Saale: early saltworks; a Hanseatic city in the late Middle Ages; university (1694). Pop: 240 119 (2003 est)Official name: Halle an der Saale (an der ˈzaːlə)



Sir Charles, original name Karl Hallé . 1819–95, German conductor and pianist, in Britain from 1848. In 1857 he founded the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester
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