Definition of corbeille in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrbəl/ Pronunciation: /kôrˈbā/


An elegant basket of flowers or fruit.
Example sentences
  • He ordered the corbeille from Paris, and contained himself with what patience he could until it arrived; then they were married.
  • He smiled as he thought of the magnificent corbeille of flowers which he had already sent over to the Restaurant Bavaria to be placed in the breakfast-room.


Early 19th century: French, 'basket' (see also corbeil).

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Syllabification: cor·beille

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