no·​ble·​wom·​an ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce noblewoman (audio)
: a woman of noble rank : peeress

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 Toranaga’s and Blackthorne’s fates become inextricably tied to their translator, Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai), a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. Michaela Zee, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 Before her death in 1608, Bess amassed a significant collection of textiles, including rare carpets, appliqué wall hangings featuring noblewomen of the ancient world and tapestries telling the story of Ulysses. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 July 2023 This discovery came to light more than a century ago, when archaeologists inspected the items used to preserve the body of a noblewoman called Senetnay. Popular Science, 31 Aug. 2023 Prostheses have been around for almost 3,000 years—the earliest one discovered was a wooden toe found in an Egyptian noblewoman’s casket. WIRED, 1 Aug. 2023 The treasure’s owner may have been a noblewoman fleeing the war, according to the London Times’ Bruno Waterfield. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Mar. 2023 Prince Philip of England is marrying Martha, a noblewoman, and all eight tiers of the buttercream behemoth are fit for the occasion. Laura Zornosa, Time, 11 Aug. 2023 Stuart died in 1702, the bird soon afterward, and while the noblewoman is made of wax, her pet is stuffed; X-rays have shown that its skeleton is complete. Peter Ross, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2023 Set in the Dark Ages of England, the story follows three characters — a young boat builder and his displaced family, a Norman noblewoman who follows her husband into a conflicting new land and a monk who dreams of admiration — and their intertwining tales with a ruthless and power-hungry bishop. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, 10 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noblewoman was in the 13th century

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“Noblewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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no·​ble·​wom·​an -ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce noblewoman (audio)
: a woman of noble rank

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