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nose·​bleed ˈnōz-ˌblēd How to pronounce nosebleed (audio)
: an attack of bleeding from the nose


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: extremely or excessively high
seats in the nosebleed section
nosebleed stock prices

Examples of nosebleed in a Sentence

Noun She often suffers from nosebleeds. Adjective We had seats in the nosebleed section of the stadium. we were sitting way up in the nosebleed seats
Recent Examples on the Web
The man’s wife told police that shortly after getting out of jail in August, her husband had come home one night in a pink-and-white striped shirt – the same kind of shirt the girls’ attacker had been wearing – with a tear and numerous stains that looked like what might come from a nosebleed. Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 There are prescription versions of Neosporin that are regularly prescribed for nasal infections, dry nose, and nosebleeds. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 8 May 2024 That time, though, mother and daughter were as far as possible from the stage in the rafters, with only Bey’s whipping hair visible from that nosebleed vantage. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 2 May 2024 But in a short rehearsal as well as an hour or so later, as bodies filled every seat in the place, all the way up to the nosebleeds, that anticipated dryness translated into a crispness and clarity that made the orchestra sound right at home. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 Her daughter experienced nosebleeds and constant ear infections, symptoms her doctor ascribed to the child’s exposure to smoke, according to her mother. Lee Hedgepeth, WIRED, 6 Apr. 2024 Symptoms include fever, nosebleeds and labored breathing. The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2024 Shortly thereafter, around 2010, some stylists in Portland, Ore., began to complain about eye irritation, nosebleeds and breathing difficulties when using these products on their clients. Syris Valentine, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 Some studies have pointed to a correlation between nosebleeds and COVID. Korin Miller, Health, 31 Oct. 2023
Several teachers from around New England, for example, played hooky on their students to trek to Uncasville and dish out $125, or more, for nosebleed seats, just to catch Clark’s debut. Sean Gregory / Uncasville, TIME, 15 May 2024 High-quality, big-screen televisions are ubiquitous in homes and bars, so fans need something more than a ticket to a nosebleed seat to entice them to attend a game. Kevin Draper Doug Mills, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2024 Face-value tickets usually cost anywhere from $950 for a nosebleed seat to $9,500 to be just behind the teams, overlooking the 50-yard line. Graham Kates, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2024 The cheers and boos alternated loud as ever as the game started — the noise got as loud as 100 decibels, even in the nosebleed seats. Chloe Peterson, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Jan. 2024 As of Sunday night, nosebleed seats were going for around $500 on the secondary market. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 The major priorities were to fix those problems, transform the seating bowl — fewer nosebleed seats, more seats close to the court and ice — as well as add a food court that would be open during non-game hours. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2023 The major priorities are to transform the seating bowl — fewer nosebleed seats, more seats close to the court and ice — as well as add a food court that would be open during nongame hours and a new, glassy entrance at Seventh and F streets. Sam Fortier, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 In Birmingham, nosebleed seats at Legacy Arena were priced at $171 plus service charges on Friday morning, and just a few were available by Friday afternoon. Mary Colurso |, al, 8 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1848, in the meaning defined above


1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nosebleed was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Nosebleed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a bleeding from the nose

Medical Definition


nose·​bleed -ˌblēd How to pronounce nosebleed (audio)
: an attack of bleeding from the nose

called also epistaxis

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