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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French ruelle.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ruelle (plural ruelles)

  1. (archaic) The space between the bed and the wall.
  2. (archaic or historical) A chamber, especially as formerly used in France to hold a reception or a literary gathering.
  3. (archaic) A private circle, a coterie.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

rue +‎ -elle

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɥɛl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

ruelle f (plural ruelles)

  1. lane, alley, laneway, alleyway
  2. (archaic) ruelle (space between bed and wall)
  3. (historical) ruelle (room used to hold literary gatherings)

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