Chanel play biographical name Cha·nel \shə-ˈnel, sha-\ Definition of Chanel Gabrielle 1883–1971 Co*co play \ˈkō-(ˌ)kō\ Chanel Fr. fashion designer & perfumer Writing? Check your grammar now! Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Chanel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).