Definition of quel in English:

quel

(also quelle)

adjective

  • With following noun in (humorous) imitation of French stock phrases: what (a) ——! Also occasionally as adverb with following adjective: how ——! Compare quelle surprise.

Origin

Late 19th century. From French quel (feminine quelle) what, what kind of from classical Latin quālis.

Pronunciation

quel

/kɛl/