\ ā‧ˈtwäl \
plural -s

Definition of étoile

1 : a star or a pattern in the shape of a star
2 : a principal dancer in a ballet company

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First Known Use of étoile

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for étoile

French, from Middle French estoile star

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“étoile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9toile. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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