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gules

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Pronunciation: /ɡjuːlz
 
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Definition of gules in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Red, as a heraldic tincture: [postpositive]: sword and long cross gules
More example sentences
  • He bore a shield of silver, stencilled with gules.
  • Red (‘gules’) can be any shade of red, but cannot be replaced by another colour.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French goles (plural of gole 'throat', from Latin gula), used to denote pieces of red-dyed fur used as a neck ornament.

Words that rhyme with gules

Jules

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