Ophe·​lia ō-ˈfēl-yə How to pronounce Ophelia (audio)
: the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ophelia was circa 1601

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“Ophelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ophelia. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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