Definition of vicomte in English:


Line breaks: vi|comte
Pronunciation: /ˈviːkɔ̃t
, ˈviːkɒmt, vikɔ̃t/

noun (plural pronunc. same)

  • A French nobleman corresponding in rank to a British or Irish viscount: [as title]: a letter arrived for the young Vicomte de Chagny
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    • My dear Rance, there is no need to whip the dear vicomte.
    • Knowing that his singular connection with the vicomte would very soon surface, René was composed at this question, and replied, ‘Sir, I believe that is not your concern.’
    • The message of artistic tolerance as republican state policy was also sounded by the vicomte Henri Delaborde, the perpetual secretary of the Academie des Beaux-Arts.



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