highborn

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adjective high·born \ˈhī-ˈbȯrn\

Definition of highborn

  1. :  of noble birth

Examples of highborn in a Sentence

  1. skeptics have argued that these dramatic masterpieces must have been written by someone more highborn than one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon

13th Century

First Known Use of highborn

13th century


HIGHBORN Defined for English Language Learners

highborn

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adjective high·born \ˈhī-ˈbȯrn\

Definition of highborn for English Language Learners

  • : born into a family with very high social status



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