Nobel Prize

noun
No·​bel Prize | \ nō-ˈbel- How to pronounce Nobel Prize (audio) , ˈnō-ˌbel- \

Definition of Nobel Prize

: any of various annual prizes (as in peace, literature, medicine) established by the will of Alfred Nobel for the encouragement of persons who work for the interests of humanity

called also Nobel

Examples of Nobel Prize in a Sentence

He won the Nobel Prize for economics.

First Known Use of Nobel Prize

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Nobel Prize was in 1897

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“Nobel Prize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nobel%20Prize. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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