adjective \es-ˈpyeglə\

Definition of ESPIÈGLE

Examples of ESPIÈGLE

  1. <the espiègle light in the young princess's eye faded when she contemplated the stifling restrictions of court life>

Origin of ESPIÈGLE

French, after Ulespiegle (Till Eulenspiegel), peasant prankster
First Known Use: 1816


Next Word in the Dictionary: espièglerie
Previous Word in the Dictionary: espial
All Words Near: espiègle

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up espiègle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).