Definition of allée in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlā/


An alley in a formal garden or park, bordered by trees or bushes.
Example sentences
  • But then came the Industrial Revolution and mass production, and parterres, allées and garden ornaments again were status symbols.
  • To one side a hidden pergola overlooks the lake and on the other side an allée of lime trees leads to an oval pool garden.
  • Inside are three full-scale soccer pitches, set off by allées of plane trees like those along the boulevard Port-Royal.


Mid 18th century: French.

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Syllabification: al·lée

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