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Etymology 1 n. (given name female from=Germanic). Etymology 2

n. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and neighboring Togo.

Adele (given name)

Adele (also spelled Adèle, Adelle or ' Adle')Forms of different names but are used as equivalents: Fin, Alina, Aleteia, Alicia. The santoral says Delia is also a name equivalent, but its etymology is different: from the Greek Delos (Aegean island where the oracle of Apollo manifested). Means "manifesting"''. It should not be confused with the male Arabic name Adel, which has a different pronunciation, although rarely Adele may be spelled without the "e" on the end, as with Adel Rootstein. An Arabic female name which is even used in Persian, is Adeleh. It is also used as a spelling variant of the Yiddish name Edel.

Adele (musical)

Adele is a musical in three acts with book, music and lyrics by Adolf Philipp, written also under the pseudonyms "Jean Briquet" and "Paul Hervé": music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp, original French book and lyrics by Paul Hervé, and English adaptation by Adolf Philipp and Edward A. Paulton. The plot concerns a French girl who falls in love with the son of her father's business rival.

The Broadway production opened on August 28, 1913, at the Longacre Theatre, transferring to the Harris Theatre and ran for a total of 196 performances. It was directed by Ben Teal and produced by Joseph P. Bickerton, Jr.. Natalie Alt played the title role. Georgia Caine was Mme. Myrianne de Neuville, Hal Forde was Baron Charles de Chantilly and Craufurd Kent was Robert Friebur.

The West End London production opened at the Gaiety Theatre on May 30, 1914.


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year, and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time. In the US it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified Diamond. The album has sold 31 million copies worldwide.

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts. In 2012, she released " Skyfall", which she wrote and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name. The song won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. After taking a three-year break, Adele released her third studio album, 25, in 2015. It became the year's best-selling album and broke first week sales records in the UK and US. The lead single, " Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.

In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2016. With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world.

Adele (disambiguation)

Adele (born 1988) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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Usage examples of "adele".

But Leary again has the help of Signals Officer Adele Mundy, who can make computer networks do the apparently impossible.

Pleasaunce Style, dipping slightly at the knees before turning to lead Adele Mundy into the restaurant.

Though the floor had a cloudy presence when viewed from below, it was clear when Adele looked down.

A reservation here obviously required more than money, making Adele wonder again why Claverhouse had chosen this venue for their meeting.

Not deliberately, at any rate, and in this company the likelihood of lice was slight compared to the sort of places in which poverty had forced Adele to eat and sleep for many years.

As the question popped into her mind, Adele reached reflexively for the personal data unit she carried in a pocket specially sewn into the right thigh of every pair of trousers she owned.

That was much of the reason that Adele was uncomfortable with human interactions.

Very likely the boy had also talked about Adele and the work she did for her civilian mistress.

Whites with award ribbons instead of utilities like Adele and the others.

Daniel said, nodding Adele ahead just in case some of the soldiers tried to push in and crowd her.

RCN considered proper commo protocol: Adele herself was very poor at that.

That required a degree of intelligence, Adele supposed, which was praiseworthy as well.

When Adele swayed forward, she found Dasi and Cory waiting to grab her arms and keep her on her feet.

Blantyre raised an eyebrow, then stabbed execute on the control screen when Adele nodded.

Blantyre asked, speaking directly to Adele instead of using the helmet intercom.