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o•léoʊˈleɪ(interj.; n.)(pl.)o•les.

  1. (interj.)(used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement.)

    Category: Foreign Term

  2. (n.)a cry of “olé.”

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of olé:

1920–25; < Sp (h)ole, prob. of expressive orig.


  1. 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.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -ole:

< F < L -olus, -ola, -olum, var. of -ulus -ule with stems ending in a vowel


or -ol, 1 2

  1. a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds, esp. five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (phenetole).

    Category: Chemistry, Affix

Origin of -ole:

< F < L oleumoil


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