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

Definition of nobleman

: a man of noble rank : peer

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Examples of nobleman in a Sentence

his impeccable manners immediately marked him as a nobleman
Recent Examples on the Web In truth, the Ottoman army had myriad Christians in its camp, including thousands of Hungarian peasants marshaled by the Hungarian Protestant nobleman Imre Thokoly. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 In 11th-century Spain, a nobleman trying to put his hand up the queen’s skirt after a royal feast might be subjected to medieval torture methods. New York Times, 15 July 2022 Thucydides was a nobleman and a general, and a generation younger than Herodotus. Dominic Green, WSJ, 20 May 2022 This transformation works—the nobleman’s daughter scoops him up in a ladle and swallows him. Sarah Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2022 Casanova later chose to believe the rumor that his real sire was a nobleman, Michele Grimani, an owner of the theatre where his parents met. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Chaereas, with Polycharmus (Andrii Ishchuk), his loyal friend, set out in pursuit of Callirhoe, who has been sold to Dionysius (Daniel Camargo), a nobleman and widower. New York Times, 21 June 2022 Bologne was the son of a Senegalese woman and her enslaver, a white French nobleman — but politically calculated. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 19 June 2022 In it, Noémie Merlant plays Marianne, an artist hired to paint the portrait of a young woman (Adèle Haenel) being married off to an Italian nobleman. Marley Marius, Vogue, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nobleman

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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11 Aug 2022

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“Nobleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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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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