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gazelle

Definition:

a small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

gazelles

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French gazelle, Old French gazel (14th century), probably via Spanish,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gazelle | Gazella

any of many antelope species in the genus Gazella, or formerly considered to belong to it. Six species are included in two genera, Eudorcas and Nanger, which were formerly considered subgenera. The genus Procapra has also been considered a subgenus of ... (41 of 2206 words, 12 images)

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Gazelle (disambiguation)

an antelope. Gazelle may also refer to: Gazelle (DC Comics), a DC Comics character | Gazelle (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character | Gazelle class cruiser, a light cruiser class of the Imperial German Navy | Gazelle FRV, a scouting vehicle... (38 of 322 words, 31 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

gazelle [mammal] | Gazella dorcas [species]

any of several fleet, medium-sized antelopes with slender, evenly developed limbs, level backs, and long necks. Most gazelles are tan-coloured, with ... (21 of 1030 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/227484​/gazelle

Merriam-Webster:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

any of numerous small to medium graceful and swift African and Asian antelopes (Gazella and related genera) (17 of 52 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gazelle

New World Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

any of various small, swift, graceful antelopes (especially genera Gazella and Procapra) of Africa, the Near East, and Asia with spirally twisted, ... (22 of 40 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gazelle

Wiktionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural] | gazel [archaic] | Gazella [genus]

An antelope of the genus Gazella mostly native to Africa and capable of running at high speeds for long periods. (20 of 26 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gazelle

Collins Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural] | gazelle-like [adjective, derived]

any small graceful usually fawn-coloured antelope of the genera "Gazella" and "Procapra", of Africa and Asia, such as "G. thomsoni" (Thomson's ... (21 of 418 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gazelle

Columbia Encyclopedia:

gazelle | addra

name for the many species of delicate, graceful antelopes of the genus "Gazella", inhabiting arid, open country. Most gazelles are found only in ... (23 of 217 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0820373​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

gazelle

a small, slender antelope that typically has curved horns and a fawn-coloured coat with white underparts, found in open country in Africa and Asia.; ... (24 of 67 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gazelle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gazelle [countable] | gazelles [plural]

a small brown African or Asian animal similar to a deer, with long thin legs and large eyes (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gazelle

American Heritage Dictionary:

gazelle

Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus "Gazella" and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and ... (23 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gazelle

Random House Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

any small antelope of the genus "Gazella" and allied genera, of Africa and Asia, noted for graceful movements and lustrous eyes. (21 of 31 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gazelle

Cambridge Dictionary:

gazelle

an African or Asian animal like a deer that moves quickly and lightly and has large eyes (17 of 22 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gazelle

Encarta Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural] | Gazella and Procapra [member of]

a small graceful swift antelope with long ringed horns and black face markings. Native to: plains of Africa and Asia. Genera Gazella and Procapra. (24 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674692​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

gazelle

First use: about 1600

Origin: French gazelle, Old French gazel (14th century), probably via Spanish, ultimately from N.African pronunciation of Arabic ghazal.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=gazelle

Oxford Dictionary:

gazelle

First use: early 17th century

Origin: French, probably via Spanish from Arabic ghazāl

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gazelle

Wiktionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural] | gazel [archaic]

Origin: French gazelle, from Old French gazel, from Arabic غزال (ghazāl).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gazelle

Collins Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Old French, from Arabic ghazāl

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gazelle

Merriam-Webster:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

First use: 1600

Origin: French, from Middle French, from Arabic ghazāl

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gazelle

American Heritage Dictionary:

gazelle

Origin: French, from Old French, from Arabic ġazāl.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gazelle

New World Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

Origin: French from Arabic ghazāl

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gazelle

Encarta Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Old French gazel

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674692​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural] | gazel [archaic]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gazelle"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gazelle

Collins Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gazelle"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gazelle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gazelle [countable] | gazelles [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gazelle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gazelle

Macmillan American Dictionary:

gazelle [countable] | gazelles [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gazelle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/gazelle

Cambridge Dictionary:

gazelle

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "gazelle"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "gazelle"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gazelle

the Free Dictionary:

gazelle

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gazelle"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gazelle"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gazelle" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gazelle

Google Dictionary:

gazelle | gazelles [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gazelle"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gazelle

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gazelle"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gazell​01 word=gazelle

YourDictionary Audio:

gazelle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gazelle" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gazelle

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