noun \ā‧ˈtwäl\

Definition of étoile



  1. 1 :  a star or a pattern in the shape of a star

  2. 2 :  a principal dancer in a ballet company

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Origin and Etymology of étoile

French, from Middle French estoile star — more at estoile

First Known Use: 1727

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a brief usually trivial fact

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