mort

1 of 2

noun (1)

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: a note sounded on a hunting horn when a deer is killed
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mort

2 of 2

noun (2)

: a great quantity or number

Examples of mort in a Sentence

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Noun
These 40 sharp, perfect compositions (like the tableau morts of Histoire(s) du cinéma) show deep, lucid thinking while the imagery in brief film clips (Notre musique? Armond White, National Review, 29 Sep. 2023 Mes pensées et prières vont à la famille et aux proches de Naël, mort à 17 ans ce matin, tué par un policier à Nanterre. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 28 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

probably alteration of Middle English mot horn note, from Anglo-French, word, horn note — more at mot

Noun (2)

perhaps back-formation from mortal entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mort was in 1555

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Cite this Entry

“Mort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mort. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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