a suffix of verbs having a frequentative force: dazzle; twinkle.
a suffix of adjectives formed originally on verbal stems and having the sense of “apt to”: brittle.
a noun suffix having originally a diminutive meaning: bramble.
a noun suffix indicating agent or instrument: beadle; bridle; thimble.
Other definitions for l.e. (2 of 2)
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How to use -le in a sentence
Le Femme Finishing School helps transwomen find their inner beauty, no matter their age.
Check out Le Marais, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where gay-friendly establishments line the winding cobbled lanes.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.
The composite photo whose eyes follow you around the room are less Matthew Lewis or Sheridan Le Fanu than “Scooby-Doo.”
Richardson placed the small, black and white image next to Le Repos, a large-scale painting of Olga rendered in 1932.
I am afraid, Monsieur le Marquis, that I shall be interfering with your arrangements?
Eustache le Sueur died; one of the best French historical painters of his time.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Rene le Pays, a French poet, died; well known at court by his miscellanies.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Je m'attendois cela, qu'on le nous apporteroit; mais on n'en faisoit rien.
On estoit sur le poinct de faire tabagie ou convive solemnel sur son dernier adieu.
British Dictionary definitions for LE (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for -le (2 of 2)
denoting repeated or continuous action, often of a diminutive nature: twiddle; wriggle; wrestle
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