Definition of Madeleine

1. Proper noun. (French female given name). ¹

2. Noun. A small gateau or sponge cake, often shaped like an elongated scallop shell. ¹

3. Noun. Something which brings back a memory; a source of nostalgia or evocative memories (used with reference to its function in Marcel Proust's ''In Search of Lost Time''). ¹

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Definition of Madeleine

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madeleine

made over
made the grade
made time
made tracks
made up
made use
made use of(p)
made waves
madelung deformity

Literary usage of Madeleine

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1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"Madeleine [arranging on a small table a tray with a bottle and several glasses]. ... Fix the fire for me, Madeleine. Madeleine. I have just put on a log. ..."

2. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"Madeleine admires the beautiful bracelet he has made for her, and she begs him to dine. But alas! it is impossible. Today he dines with his mother. ..."

3. Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"The Madeleine is famed for its sacred music and orchestral performances on great festivals and during Passion Week. The Organ, with five manuals, ..."

4. Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"The broad Bue Royale leads from the Madeleine to the Place de la Concorde, beyond which, on the opposite bank of the Seme., rises the Chambre ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Of these, Madeleine was a woman of great talent as an actress, and Molière's friend, or perhaps mistress, through all the years of his wanderings. ..."

6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1909)
"But I 'm sure Madeleine 's the ticket in a fashionable boarding-school. ... Madeleine asked. Miss Frelinghuysen appeared to hesitate. "Do you wish it, ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1864)
"Madeleine GRAHAM.» PEOPLE used to think the novels of Paul de Kock ... This is the pretext on which the author of " Madeleine Graham " justifies one of the ..."

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