Meaning of allée in English:


Pronunciation /aˈleɪ/


  • An alley in a formal garden or park, bordered by trees or bushes.

    ‘But then came the Industrial Revolution and mass production, and parterres, allées and garden ornaments again were status symbols.’
    • ‘To one side a hidden pergola overlooks the lake and on the other side an allée of lime trees leads to an oval pool garden.’
    • ‘Inside are three full-scale soccer pitches, set off by allées of plane trees like those along the boulevard Port-Royal.’
    • ‘Placed symbolically in full view at the corner of the administration building on the Charles de Fitte allées, is the ‘tool-box’ of the harmoncian-architect.’
    • ‘One block from the entrance to the Stade Carpentier is the allée Marc Chagall, a whole row of artists' dwellings.’


Mid 18th century French.