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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traditionally, noblewomen—whether they are titled or not—have served as great patronesses of the arts
Recent Examples on the Web Also on view at the Met is a sumptuous red velvet dress likely gifted by the Spanish noblewoman to a convent in Pisa. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 June 2021 Throughout the pandemic, Sarah spent much of her time writing about this fictional noblewoman. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 7 Aug. 2021 Rousseau almost certainly read Poulain early in his career while conducting research for a magnum opus on the history of women on behalf of a beautiful noblewoman, Louise Marie-Madeleine Dupin. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, 28 July 2021 The trove includes many individual works of art, from the gilded portrait mask of a sixth- or seventh-century B.C. noblewoman to a bronze figure of the god Nefertem inlaid with precious gems. Roger Anis, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 June 2021 Other recent finds related to Urartu range from the grave of a noblewoman buried with her jewelry at Çavuştepe Castle, also in Gürpınar, to a 2,800-year-old open-air temple at Harput Castle in the eastern Turkish province of Elazığ. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 June 2021 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

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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 23 Sep. 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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