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ga·zelle

 (gə-zĕl′)
n.
Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus Gazella and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and ringed horns.

[French, from Old French, from Arabic ġazāl.]

gazelle

(ɡəˈzɛl)
n, pl -zelles or -zelle
(Animals) any small graceful usually fawn-coloured antelope of the genera Gazella and Procapra, of Africa and Asia, such as G. thomsoni (Thomson's gazelle)
[C17: from Old French, from Arabic ghazāl]
gaˈzelle-ˌlike adj

ga•zelle

(gəˈzɛl)

n., pl. -zelles, (esp. collectively) -zelle.
any of various small graceful antelopes of Africa and Asia, esp. of the genus Gazella.
[1575–85; < French; Old French gazel < Arabic ghazāla]
ga•zelle′like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gazelle - small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyesgazelle - small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
Gazella, genus Gazella - typical gazelles
Gazella thomsoni, Thomson's gazelle - East African gazelle; the smallest gazelle
Gazella subgutturosa - a kind of gazelle
Antidorcas euchore, Antidorcas marsupialis, springbok, springbuck - a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
Translations
غزالغَزال
gazela
gazelle
gaselli
gazella
gasella
gazelė
gazele
gazela

gazelle

[gəˈzel] N (gazelles or gazelle (pl)) → gacela f

gazelle

[gəˈzɛl] ngazelle f

gazelle

nGazelle f

gazelle

[gəˈzɛl] ngazzella

gazelle

(gəˈzel) plurals gaˈzelles ~gaˈzelle noun
a type of small antelope.
References in classic literature ?
Yes," said the pushmi-pullyu--"to the Abyssinian Gazelles and the Asiatic Chamois --on my mother's side.
Or put it, my juvenile friends," said Chadband, stimulated by the sound, "that the unnatural parents of this slumbering heathen--for parents he had, my juvenile friends, beyond a doubt--after casting him forth to the wolves and the vultures, and the wild dogs and the young gazelles, and the serpents, went back to their dwellings and had their pipes, and their pots, and their flutings and their dancings, and their malt liquors, and their butcher's meat and poultry, would THAT be Terewth?
The latter, undoubtedly, ran into those affluents of Lake Nu, or of the River of the Gazelles, concerning which M.
351), by woody bushes, numerous rats, gazelles and hares.
The gentle gazelle feared him not, yet Numa, lord of the jungle, gave him a wide berth.
Friquet, who did not expect to be let off so cheaply, bounded off like a gazelle up the Quai a la Rue Dauphine, and disappeared.
All the attitudes and movements of this beautiful animal are graceful and picturesque; and it is altogether as fit a subject for the fanciful uses of the poet as the oft-sung gazelle of the East.
50, for which he has so often sprinted like the gazelle of the prairie.
Any one who could, at that moment, have seen the face of the unhappy man glued to the wormeaten bars, would have thought that he beheld the face of a tiger glaring from the depths of a cage at some jackal devouring a gazelle.
One does not judge the gazelle by the lions that attack it," replied Tarzan.
Picture a gorilla and a gazelle, and you have the pair of them.
He had just had a quarrel with his partner on the sloop Gazelle, and knives had been drawn, and blows struck, and he was bent on maddening the fever of the memory with more whisky.