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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 ?
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.
In the landscape of Patagonia, the guanaco replaces the gazelle, and the agouti the hare.
High up on the beach of the second cove from ours, we discovered the splintered wreck of a boat--a sealer's boat, for the rowlocks were bound in sennit, a gun-rack was on the starboard side of the bow, and in white letters was faintly visible Gazelle No.
If you mean to say,' Miss Lavvy cut him short, that you never brought up a young gazelle, you may save yourself the trouble, because nobody in this carriage supposes that you ever did.
Twas ever thus--from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay, I never loved a tree or flower but 'twas the first to fade away; I never nursed a dear Gazelle, to glad me with its soft black eye, but when it came to know me well, and love me, it was sure to marry a market-gardener.