Definition of gentlepeople in English:

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Pronunciation: /jen(t)lˌpēp(ə)l/

Entry from US English dictionary

plural noun

A polite or formal way of addressing or referring to a group of people.
Example sentences
  • ‘I must say that I am pleased thus far with the progression of the archaeology project, gentlepeople,’ said the Mayor.
  • Ladies and gentlepeople of the reading audience: Commitment, as my title indicates, is a word that calls to my mind the cognitive equivalents of grinding teeth and fingernails-on-chalkboard.
  • Hold down the forums for us, gentlepeople, and we'll see you when we get back.

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Syllabification: gen·tle·peo·ple

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