Earl - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɜːrl|  American pronunciation of the word earl
Brit.  |ɜːl|  British pronunciation of the word earl

noun

- a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount

Examples

...the earl's wastrel son had spent the best part of his youth roistering and gambling...

Three of the Earl's faithful servants were executed at Perth.

The Earl entered, agreeable to the Prince's summons.

The Earl of Essex was a famous Elizabethan.

Earl describes his past links with the racist group as a youthful indiscretion.

Earl was caught red-handed taking the money.

Uncle Earl was exhausted and his shirt hung in shreds.

the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker

Word forms

noun
singular: earl
plural: earls
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