no·​ble·​wom·​an | \ ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce noblewoman (audio) \

Definition of noblewoman

: a woman of noble rank : peeress

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Examples of noblewoman in a Sentence

traditionally, noblewomen—whether they are titled or not—have served as great patronesses of the arts
Recent Examples on the Web He was born out of wedlock to a local 17-year-old noblewoman and a baron from the nearby town of Fiume, today in Croatia and called Rijeka. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 3 June 2021 Another inspiration was Elizabeth Báthory, a Hungarian noblewoman who is regarded as one of the most prolific female murderers in history. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 7 May 2021 Close is deliciously viperous as a French noblewoman seeking revenge on her ex-husband in Stephen Frears' sumptuous adaptation of the play and novel. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021 Born in the late 12th century, Francis was the son of a wealthy silk merchant and a noblewoman from Provence. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2021 Lois Lane spurning Clark Kent for Superman echoes beautiful noblewoman Lolita Pulido rejecting Don Diego and swooning for Zorro. Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2021 Built based on biblical descriptions of the Temple of Solomon, it was commissioned by Anicia Juliana, a powerful noblewoman who celebrated her own achievement with a lengthy inscription carved into the structure. Jennifer Hattam, History & Culture, 30 Nov. 2020 In this iteration, Michael is now in his 60s and married to a landed English noblewoman. Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2020 In this little delight, Vanessa Hudgens plays Stacy, a down-to-earth baker from Chicago, and Margaret, a noblewoman who is the soon-to-be princess of Belgravia. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of noblewoman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Noblewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noblewoman

: a woman who is a member of the nobility


no·​ble·​wom·​an | \ ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce noblewoman (audio) \
plural noblewomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of noblewoman

: a woman of high birth or rank

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