noun ga·zelle \gə-ˈzel\

: a small animal that is a kind of antelope and that is very graceful and fast

plural gazelles also gazelle

Full Definition of GAZELLE

:  any of numerous small to medium graceful and swift African and Asian antelopes (Gazella and related genera)

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Origin of GAZELLE

French, from Middle French, from Arabic ghazāl
First Known Use: 1600
GAZELLE Defined for Kids


noun ga·zelle \gə-ˈzel\

Definition of GAZELLE for Kids

:  a swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia
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