no·​ble·​man ˈnō-bəl-mən How to pronounce nobleman (audio)
: a man of noble rank : peer

Examples of nobleman in a Sentence

his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman
Recent Examples on the Web Written in the 1890s, Dracula follows a nobleman who loses his wife and in his grief and cursing of God is transformed into a vampire. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2024 Formula 1, however, this sport of noblemen and aristocrats, makes sense to him. David Hill, Rolling Stone, 14 Jan. 2024 Built sometime between 1519 and 1531 by a local nobleman named Krzysztof Szydłowiecki, the castle fell into Swedish hands in 1657 and was partially demolished in 1702. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 Sep. 2023 Exiled nobleman Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is still caught up in war on the desert planet Arrakis and is seeking revenge against the people who killed his family. Patricia Karounos,, 29 Dec. 2023 Based on a celebrated 19th-century criminal trial in which the defendant was accused of impersonating a nobleman, Smith’s novel offers a vast, acute panoply of London and the English countryside, and successfully locates the social controversies of an era in a handful of characters. The New York Times Books Staff, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Peasants and noblemen looked skyward, awestruck by the beast’s ferocious might. Bess Kalb, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2023 Many of her clients were wealthy noblemen and statesmen who had promised to support her in her old age. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 The first of the novel’s many victims of illusion is Elisa’s grandmother Cesira, a governess who seduces a local nobleman named Teodoro with the aim of rising above her station. Jess Bergman, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nobleman was in the 13th century

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“Nobleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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no·​ble·​man ˈnō-bəl-mən How to pronounce nobleman (audio)
: a man of noble rank

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