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Definitions for Madeleine
ˈmæd l ɪn, ˌmæd lˈeɪn, -ˈɛnMadeleine

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  1. madeleine(Noun)

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

  2. madeleine(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).

  3. Madeleine(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from French.

    "We've been making up the most glamorous names for you, Marguerite and Marlene and Madeleine―"

  4. Origin: From French Madeleine, cognate with Magdalene.


  1. Madeleine

    The madeleine or petite madeleine is a traditional small cake from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France. Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. Aside from the traditional moulded pan, commonly found in stores specialising in kitchen equipment and even hardware stores, no special tools are required to make madeleines. A génoise cake batter is used. The flavour is similar to, but somewhat lighter than, sponge cake. Traditional recipes include very finely ground nuts, usually almonds. A variation uses lemon zest, for a pronounced lemony taste.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Madeleine

    The church at Paris dedicated to Mary Magdalen or Mary of Magdala.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madeleine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madeleine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Madeleine in a Sentence

  1. Peter Yeo:

    Madeleine Albright has been a communicator more than a policy person, so Madeleine Albright'll be quickly put to the test with the on-the-spot negotiations required at United Nations. Although the position won't be Cabinet level, it remains unclear whether Madeleine Albright'll be a separate center of power on United Nations issues in the Nikki Haley fashion.

  2. Stephanie Schriock:

    Madeleine has been fighting for progressive policies in Pennsylvania House of Representatives for six years, and we are thrilled that she is another step closer to taking that fight to the halls of Congress, the women and working families of this district will be well-served by a champion like Madeleine, which is why we are so proud to stand with her and congratulate her tonight.

  3. Des Bray:

    It is highly unlikely that the victim in Madeleine McCann.

  4. Rollene Saal:

    There would be no Marissa Meyer, Sheryl Sandberg, Carly Fiorina, if it were not for the work, the road that she has paved, she and Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, these icons of the women's movement, now these young women, how wonderful that this is no longer a burning issue.

  5. Madeleine Albright:

    I've been on the show before, so I'm Madeleine Albright. I love it.

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