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demoiselle

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noun dem·oi·selle \ˌdem-wə-ˈzel\

Definition of demoiselle

  1. 1 :  a young lady

  2. 2 :  damselfish



Examples of demoiselle in a sentence

  1. <fell in love with a pretty demoiselle from a neighboring village>



Origin and Etymology of demoiselle

French, from Old French dameisele — more at damsel


First Known Use: 1520

Rhymes with demoiselle

APL, Appenzell, aquarelle, asphodel, Azazel, bagatelle, barbicel, béchamel, brocatelle, Camberwell, caramel, caravel, carousel, cascabel, chanterelle, chaparral, Charles Martel, citadel, clientele, cockleshell, Cozumel, decibel, diving bell, fare-thee-well, fontanel, immortelle, Jezebel, killer cell, kiss-and-tell, lenticel, mangonel, muscatel, ne'er-do-well, Neuchâtel, Neufchâtel, New Rochelle, nonpareil, organelle, oversell, parallel, pedicel, pennoncel, personnel, petronel, Philomel, pimpernel, rebel yell, red blood cell, Sanctus bell, San Rafael, São Miguel, show-and-tell, sickle cell, silver bell, solar cell, tortoiseshell, undersell, villanelle, white blood cell, William Tell, zinfandel


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