Macbeth

noun
Mac·​beth | \ mək-ˈbeth How to pronounce Macbeth (audio) , mak- \

Definition of Macbeth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Scottish general who is the protagonist of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth

Macbeth

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Mac·​beth | \ mək-ˈbeth How to pronounce Macbeth (audio) \

Definition of Macbeth (Entry 2 of 2)

died 1057 king of Scotland (1040–57)

First Known Use of Macbeth

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circa 1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Macbeth was circa 1606

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“Macbeth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Macbeth. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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