Definition of Chellean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHelēən/

adjective& noun

Former term for Abbevillian.
Example sentences
  • The most ancient stages are the so-called Chellean, followed by the Acheulean and then the Mousterian.
  • This article will take up the Eolith display, and the Pre-Chellean, Chellean, and Acheulian periods.
  • Thus the evidence points clearly to the Chellean or Lower Tyrrhenian age.


Late 19th century: from French Chelléen, from Chelles, near Paris, where tools from this period were discovered.

Words that rhyme with Chellean

Machiavellian, Orwellian, Sabellian, Trevelyan, triskelion

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Syllabification: Chel·le·an

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