[French ley mee-zey-ra-bluh] /French leɪ mi zeɪˈra blə/
a novel (1862) by Victor Hugo.
(1862) A novel by Victor Hugo. The central character, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for stealing a single loaf of bread. Later, seeking respectability, Valjean is hounded by his archenemy, Inspector Javert.
Note: The broad canvas of Hugo’s novel has been adapted for numerous films and a long-running Broadway musical (usually known as Les Miz).
[les-pi-dee-zuh] /ˌlɛs pɪˈdi zə/ noun 1. any shrub or herb belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and lavender flowers, grown for forage, soil improvement, etc.
[les-kuh-rel-uh, ley-kuh-] /ˌlɛs kəˈrɛl ə, ˌleɪ kə-/ noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Lesquerella, of the mustard family, having rosettes of simple, hairy leaves, small yellow flowers, and inflated pods, and yielding a seed oil similar to castor oil.
[les] /lɛs/ adverb, a compar. of little with least as superl. 1. to a smaller extent, amount, or degree: less exact. 2. most certainly not (often preceded by much or still): He could barely pay for his own lodging, much less for that of his friend. 3. in any way different; other: He is nothing […]
[le-see] /lɛˈsi/ noun 1. a person, group, etc., to whom a is granted. /lɛˈsiː/ noun 1. a person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant under a lease n. “one to whom a lease is given,” late 15c., from Anglo-French lesee, Old French lessé, past participle of lesser (Modern French laisser) “to let, leave” […]