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Used to express excited approval.
A cry of "olé."
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(Computer Science) object linking and embedding: a system for linking and embedding data, images, and programs from different sources
an exclamation of approval or encouragement customary at bullfights, flamenco dancing, and other Spanish or Latin American events
a cry of olé
[Spanish, from Arabic wa-llāh, from wa and + allāh God]
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interj., n., pl. o•les. interj.
1. (used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement.)n.
2. a cry of “olé.”
[1920–25; < Sp (h)ole, probably of expressive orig.]
a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, usu. diminutives, and later in adaptations of words borrowed directly from Latin or in New Latin coinages: areole; centriole; vacuole.
[< French < Latin -olus, -ola, -olum, variant of -ulus -ule with stems ending in a vowel]
a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds, esp. five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (phenetole).
[< French < Latin oleum oil]
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