Definition of elan in English:

elan

Syllabification: e·lan
Pronunciation: /āˈlän, āˈlan
 
/
(also élan)

noun

Origin

mid 19th century: from French élan, from élancer 'to dart', from é- 'out' + lancer 'to throw'.

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