Capulet

noun

Cap·​u·​let ˈka-pyə-lət How to pronounce Capulet (audio)
: the family of Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Examples of Capulet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bass-baritone Donovan Singletary made a similarly striking Count Capulet, though sounded slightly constricted through the evening, struggling to surmount the orchestra’s swell. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2023 In this version, the warring Capulet and Montague families are competing circus troupes who face off in acts of derring-do, while a secret romantic drama unfolds between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 Cassandra Bissell has been cast as Lady Capulet, with Ty Fanning as Romeo and Naiya Vanessa McCalla as Juliet. The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 July 2023 The production also features tenor Adrian Kramer as Tybalt, bass Colin Ramsey as Count Capulet, baritone Hadleigh Adams as Mercutio, mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit as Stephano and bass Simon Lim as Friar Laurent. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2022 And Jamie Ballard delivers a tour-de-force as Lord Capulet, going from calm control to superbly calibrated fury. David Benedict, Variety, 15 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Capulet was in 1597

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“Capulet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Capulet. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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