from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cela, Camilo José 1916-2002. Spanish writer who is best known for developing tremendismo, a style by which novels culminate in violence and terror, as in his early work The Family of Pascal Duarte (1942). He won the 1989 Nobel Prize for literature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cœlum.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • English birth but also with some Italian blood - Cela is said to count with pride both English pirates and Italian politicians among his ancestors.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1989 - Press Release

  • The intimate cabaret located within the new Italian restaurant in Quincy Center called Cela's.


  • "Cela dit ..." ( 'having said that' ...), I'll gather the ingredients and will serve a green velvet soup to my family on Sunday!

    poireau - French Word-A-Day

  • Cela m'ôte une belle épine du pied (c'est le cas de le dire)!


  • Nobel prize novelist Camilo José Cela recommended a more formal approach – donning pyjamas, saying a prayer and taking a piss-pot to the bedroom.

    Spanish stereotypes: They love siestas

  • Cela dit, * I rarely photograph l'homme* because in the time it would take to ask permission -- the stranger's spirit escapes when natural expression gives way to "do I look okay?"


  • Lifehacker reader Dani Cela just needed to tame the mess of cables at his feet and tidy up.

    Before And After: The Benefits Of Basic Tidying, Cable Management | Lifehacker Australia

  • Cela mériterait des éclaircissements, que je serais heureux de recevoir.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Cela m'encourage à nettoyer les miroirs aussi vite que possible.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Cela dit, le Président Obama juge important de connaître le français :

    Archive 2010-03-01


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.