gazelle

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noun ga·zelle \gə-ˈzel\

Definition of gazelle

plural

gazelles

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gazelle

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

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Origin and Etymology of gazelle

French, from Middle French, from Arabic ghazāl


First Known Use: 1600


GAZELLE Defined for English Language Learners

gazelle

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noun ga·zelle \gə-ˈzel\

Definition of gazelle for English Language Learners

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


GAZELLE Defined for Kids

gazelle

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noun ga·zelle \gə-ˈzel\

Definition of gazelle for Students

  1. :  a swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia



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