Nobel Prize

noun

No·​bel Prize nō-ˈbel- How to pronounce Nobel Prize (audio)
ˈnō-ˌbel-
: 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

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 26 Feb. 2024.

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Nobel Prize

noun
No·​bel Prize (ˌ)nō-ˌbel- How to pronounce Nobel Prize (audio)
: an annual prize (as in literature, medicine, peace) established by the will of Alfred Nobel for the encouragement of people who work for the interests of humanity

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