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Ella Fitzgerald U.S. jazz and popular ballad singer, known especially as a master of scat singing (b.1917--d.1996).
ellipse a closed geometric plane curve formed by the intersection of a plane at an oblique angle to the axis and opposite sides of a right circular cone; an oval conic section. [2 definitions]
ellipsis the omission of a word or words, as in a quoted text. [2 definitions]
ellipsoid a solid geometric figure whose plane sections are all ellipses or circles. [2 definitions]
elliptical of, pertaining to, or in the form of an ellipse. [4 definitions]
Ellis Island an island in Upper New York Bay where, from 1892 to 1943, millions of incoming immigrants to the U.S. were processed. The facility on the island is now a museum that illuminates the immigration experience.
elm any of several large deciduous shade trees having arching, spreading branches and serrated leaves. [2 definitions]
elocution training in, or the art of, public speaking. [2 definitions]
elongate to make longer; lengthen. [3 definitions]
elope to run away secretly with a lover, esp. to marry and usu. without the consent of parents or guardians. [2 definitions]
eloquence skill or ability to use language that impresses or persuades. [2 definitions]
eloquent fluent, apt, and persuasive, as a speaker or a speech. [2 definitions]
El Salvador a Central American country on the Pacific coast south of Guatemala.
else different; other. [4 definitions]
elsewhere in or to another place; somewhere else.
elucidate to make clear; clarify or explain. [2 definitions]
elude to avoid or evade by speed, skill, or trickery. [2 definitions]
Elul the twelfth and last month of the Jewish lunisolar calendar, occurring from late August through early September in the Gregorian calendar.
elusive hard to perceive, understand, or remember. [3 definitions]
eluviation the movement through soil of material that is in suspension or solution in rainwater or snow melt.
eluvium a deposit of soil, dust, or gravel caused by the weathering and disintegration of rocks, and usu. remaining at the site. (Cf. alluvium.)