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Han·​o·​ve·​ri·​an ˌha-nə-ˈvir-ē-ən How to pronounce Hanoverian (audio)
: of, relating to, or supporting the German ducal house of Hanover
: of or relating to the British royal house that ruled from 1714 to 1901


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: a member or supporter of the ducal or of the British royal Hanoverian house
: any of a breed of horses of German origin bred to excel in equestrian competition (such as dressage and jumping)

Examples of Hanoverian in a Sentence

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However, the groom's mother, Chantal Hochuli, went to the ceremony, marking the first time a Hanoverian prince married in the church in 66 years. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 7 Oct. 2022 Prince Christian of Hanover is second in line to the erstwhile Hanoverian throne, and his father, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, is currently married to Princess Caroline (daughter of the Prince of Monaco and Grace Kelly), who is the aunt to 5-year-old twins. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, 17 July 2020

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Word History



Hanover, Germany

First Known Use


1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hanoverian was in 1706

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“Hanoverian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hanoverian. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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