[ pey-ley, pey-ley ]
/ peɪˈleɪ, ˈpeɪ leɪ /
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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, 1940–2022, Brazilian soccer player, generally regarded as preeminent in the sport.
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How to use Pelé in a sentence
Pele, by the way, is often given credit for coining the phrase O Jogo Bonito—the Beautiful Game.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Firm in his pele tower of ancient superiority, he is still convinced of the superiority of all things Northumbrian.Tales of Northumbria|Howard Pease
I felt chilled through for a long time after Mount Pele broke out.
“You might as well front the facts, my dear youth, look Mount Pele in the face,” I tried to say coldly and calmly to myself.
In many Bantu dialects the root pa (which means to give) becomes pele in the preterite (no doubt from an original pa-ile).
Under the name of Pele, this volcano was one of the most distinguished, and most feared of the former gods of Hawaii.Torrey's Narrative|William Torrey
British Dictionary definitions for Pelé
/ (ˈpɛleɪ) /
real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento. born 1940, Brazilian footballer: scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil (1957–71) and was in the teams that won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970; awarded an honorary knighthood in 1997
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