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Syllabification: es·toile
Pronunciation: /eˈstoil

Definition of estoile in English:


A star with (usually six) wavy points or rays.
Example sentences
  • As an alternative to your snowflake, we can recommend several period charges which have the same sort of six- or eight-fold symmetry, such as an escarbuncle and an estoile.


late 16th century: via Old French from Latin stella 'star'.

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