li·​on·​heart·​ed ˈlī-ən-ˌhär-təd How to pronounce lionhearted (audio)

Examples of lionhearted in a Sentence

traditionally young Masai men are consigned to a period of isolation in the bush in order to turn them into strong, lionhearted warriors
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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lionhearted was in 1616

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“Lionhearted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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li·​on·​heart·​ed ˈlī-ən-ˌhärt-əd How to pronounce lionhearted (audio)
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