no·​ble·​man | \ ˈnō-bəl-mən How to pronounce nobleman (audio) \

Definition of nobleman

: a man of noble rank : peer

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his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman
Recent Examples on the Web The nobleman traveled to Spain to request further help from King Philip III, but, nine months later, he was struck down by illness and died, the website explains. Fox News, "The hunt for Red Hugh: Archaeologists in Spain search for 16th-century Irish chieftain's bones," 2 June 2020 The history of Haiti, through the memoirs of Alexandre Dumas, whose father was a French general born in Haiti (then the French colony of Saint-Domingue) to a white French nobleman and a black slave. New York Times, "Why Yo-Yo Ma Would Invite Socrates to Dinner," 21 May 2020 Cycling has run deep in German culture ever since the first two-wheeled bicycle was invented by a German nobleman in 1817. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, "Who’s ‘essential?’ From Germany to the US, you might be surprised.," 1 May 2020 Take the moment in Act 2 when Albrecht, the morally deficient nobleman who’s been bewitched to dance himself to death, begins his coda with a bravura series of entrechat-sixes. Washington Post, "In ballet, conductors are the dancers’ guardian angels," 29 Apr. 2020 In 1984, Count Antonio Bolza, a nobleman of Italian and Austro-Hungarian descent, acquired a farmhouse and a small parcel of land within the grounds of Reschio, a significant estate in Umbria, southeast of Florence. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Rise of the Accidental Hotelier," 17 Apr. 2020 Built in 1925, this five-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot home was imagined as a nobleman's hunting lodge. TheWeek, "6 gorgeous homes built in the 1920s," 22 Feb. 2020 Ivan the Terrible was driven to distraction by Prince Andrei Kurbsky, a nobleman who went over to Muscovy’s Polish-Lithuanian archenemies and used his safe haven to bombard his former sovereign with scathing critiques. Christian Caryl, The New York Review of Books, "A History of Assassinations," 25 Feb. 2020 Dress code: The majority of costumes worn during Carnevale reflect the attire of the Venetian noblemen and women, which makes the event feel similar to a huge historical re-enactment. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to the Wildest Carnival Celebrations Around the World," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of nobleman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nobleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nobleman

: a man who is a member of the nobility


no·​ble·​man | \ ˈnō-bəl-mən How to pronounce nobleman (audio) \
plural noblemen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of nobleman

: a man of high birth or rank

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