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dele Syllabification: de·le
Pronunciation: /ˈdēlē/

Definition of dele in English:

verb (deles, deleing, deled)

[with object]
Delete or mark (a part of a text) for deletion.
Example sentences
  • Nonetheless did you try manually deleing all the cookies for the two sites?
  • In the latter case, you must recursively delete subkeys before deleing the parent key.
  • This saves the tedium of having to go and find them on the server and then manually deleting the shares and folders as well as deleing the user from the Active Directory.


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A proofreader’s sign indicating matter to be deleted.


Early 18th century: Latin, 'blot out! efface!', imperative of delere.

Words that rhyme with dele

campanile, eely, Ely, fusilli, Gigli, Ismaili, Keeley, Keneally, KwaNdebele, Lely, Matabele, mealie, mealy, Ndebele, sapele, Sindebele, steely, Swahili, wheelie
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