noblewoman

noun
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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Synonyms for noblewoman

Synonyms

dame, gentlewoman, lady, milady, 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

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His father was of native Sulawesi descent and his mother a Javanese noblewoman from the ancient sultanate of Yogyakarta. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 13 Sep. 2019 She’s under fire from both a sadistic noblewoman and from the Lord Protector to Bess’ brother, the reigning boy king Edward. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Politically charged and powerful, ‘The Virgin Trial’ boils with intrigue at Cygnet," 16 Sep. 2019 His father was of native Sulawesi descent and his mother a Javanese noblewoman from the ancient sultanate of Yogyakarta. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 13 Sep. 2019 His father was of native Sulawesi descent and his mother a Javanese noblewoman from the ancient sultanate of Yogyakarta. Washington Post, "Former Indonesian President Habibie dies at age 83," 12 Sep. 2019 His noblewoman is headstrong and emancipated—almost a millennial—who dreams of a storybook lover and self-harms in secret. The Economist, "Love in the time of the Black Death," 29 Aug. 2019 The real-life Anne Lister, who sometimes went by Jack, lived during the 19th century, and was indeed a noblewoman and landowner in Yorkshire. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "HBO's Gentleman Jack Brings the Life of Anne Lister, a 19th Century LGBTQ Pioneer, to the Small Screen," 21 Mar. 2019 Anne, in poor health and perpetual petulance, is fussed over and not-so-subtly controlled by Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), a court noblewoman who’s learned that pleasing the queen (in every way) brings its own pleasures. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "‘The Favourite’ review: an irresistibly nasty tale of lust, power and pet bunnies," 4 Dec. 2018 Nuns’ habits, conquistadors’ helmets, and noblewomen’s headdresses are fashioned from toilet paper, soda cans, Bubble Wrap, and plastic bags. Gabriella Fuller, ELLE Decor, "Photographer Hendrik Kerstens Is a Modern Day Dutch Master," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of noblewoman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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noblewoman

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English Language Learners Definition of noblewoman

: a woman who is a member of the nobility

noblewoman

noun
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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