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Webster 1913 Edition


Ruelle

Ru-elle′

(rụ-ĕl′)
,
Noun.
[F.
ruelle
a narrow street, a lane, ruelle, fr.
rue
a street.]
A private circle or assembly at a private house; a circle.
[Obs.]
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ruelle

RUELLE

,
Noun.
ruel'.
A circle; a private circle or assembly at a private house. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


ruelle

ruelle

English

Noun

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.

French

Etymology

rue + -elle

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɥɛl/

Noun

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)