nose·​bleed | \ ˈnōz-ˌblēd How to pronounce nosebleed (audio) \

Definition of nosebleed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an attack of bleeding from the nose



Definition of nosebleed (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for nosebleed

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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: Noun If fewer people venture out onto the highways due to nosebleed gasoline prices and belt-tightening, that could reduce demand, potentially easing pressure at the pump. Scott Patterson, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2022 Verified resale tickets at Ticketmaster start at $2,900 for nosebleed seats. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 11 Feb. 2022 In October 2008, Machine Gun Kelly – then just an aspiring rap star with two underground mixtapes to his name – sat in the nosebleed section of Quicken Loans Arena staring down as rap legend Jay-Z performed. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2021 Quoia has a lot of quirks: showing up at Issa’s house randomly, getting a nosebleed in a stressful situation, pulling warm waffles out of her purse. Radhika Menon, Vulture, 13 Dec. 2021 And sure enough, on take two, there was more energy — from the mosh pit around the 360-degree stage all the way up to the nosebleed seats. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 29 Nov. 2021 Without James, supposed interest in the game waned as ticket prices — which were as high as $500 for nosebleed seats — dropped accordingly once the suspension was announced. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2021 All too many tie the change to laws against development as the source of California’s nosebleed home prices. John Tamny, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Robert MacPhee said police surmised that their mother had a nosebleed and died of an aneurysm, so the family did not pursue an autopsy. Jamie Stengle, ajc, 12 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Surging oil prices, high demand and logistical challenges have caused nosebleed prices for the refined products that keep the world running, from jet fuel to diesel. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2022 Mira moves to go home to her luxury condo on a nosebleed floor of Millenium Tower but can’t make it out the front door. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 26 Sep. 2021 Jumping a supercar from the nosebleed floors of one skyscraper to another? Chris Lee, Vulture, 23 June 2021 Nosebleed tickets run close to $100, with various inane fees totaled up. Michael Powell, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of nosebleed


1848, in the meaning defined above


1978, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2022

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“Nosebleed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for nosebleed


nose·​bleed | \ ˈnōz-ˌblēd How to pronounce nosebleed (audio) \

Kids Definition of nosebleed

: a bleeding at the nose


nose·​bleed | \ -ˌblēd How to pronounce nosebleed (audio) \

Medical Definition of nosebleed

: an attack of bleeding from the nose

called also epistaxis

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