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gentlewoman Line breaks: gentle|woman
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnt(ə)lwʊmən/

Definition of gentlewoman in English:

noun (plural gentlewomen)

A woman of noble birth or good social standing.
Example sentences
  • When she was informed of his identity, she countered that she was a gentlewoman of some birth herself, and introduced herself as Mlle. d' Aubigny, dite La Maupin.
  • Her father had invited a couple hundred noblemen and gentlewomen to attend this grand feast, for that was where Sir Questing would propose to Desiree.
  • Erasmus wrote many epistels to her, and dedicated his commentaries on certaine hymnes of Prudentius to this gentlewomen, and calleth her the flower of all learned matrones of England.
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