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

Definition of nobleman

: a man of noble rank : peer

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Synonyms for nobleman


gentleman, grandee, lord, milord, peer

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Examples of nobleman in a Sentence

his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman

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Couturier Jacques Fath came as the Sun King, with his ex-model wife, Genevieve, in pale satin and starbursts, while Barbara Hutton dressed as an 18th-century nobleman in a staggeringly costly ensemble made for her by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Dior and the Venetian Heritage Foundation Host a Grand Masked Ball at the Palazzo Labia," 21 May 2019 Exactly who this early Christian nobleman was will remain a mystery, at least for now. Roff Smith, National Geographic, "New research questions famed burial of ‘first’ Christian Anglo-Saxon king," 8 May 2019 The nobleman is said to have designed the fireworks display himself, fretting over every detail. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Remembering when emperors planned their own extravagant fireworks displays," 3 July 2019 Three members of the company joined the singers for Claude Debussy’s Trois Chansons, which uses texts from Charles d’Orléans, a medieval nobleman. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Cavernous confines? Acoustical issues a distraction at Orchestra of New Spain’s 'Paris in the 20s' concert," 28 June 2019 No, the guy who has cornered the market on exquisite misery is Jaques, the aggressively melancholy nobleman who lords over his own private Kingdom of Emo. James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘As You Like It’ zips along with elegance and wit in Old Globe’s Shakespeare Festival opener," 23 June 2019 The play is plotted around the mistreatment of an elderly nobleman by his two daughters. Linda R. Phillips, The Conversation, "Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness," 14 June 2019 These included Diderot’s initial co-editor Jean le Rond d’Alembert, a brilliant scientist who quit in a huff early on, Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu and an erudite nobleman named Louis de Jaucourt, who wrote more than 17,000 entries. Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, "‘Diderot’ Review: Wherever His Mind Led Him," 15 Feb. 2019 Publius Clodius Pulcher, a beardless young nobleman who had designs on Pompeia, dressed as a woman and invaded the household intending to seduce or rape her. Bruce K. Chapman, WSJ, "Caesar’s Wife and the Politics of Destruction," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of nobleman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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