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Definition of "earl" []

  • A British nobleman next in rank above a viscount and below a marquis, corresponding to a count in continental Europe. (noun)
  • Used as a title for such a nobleman. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earl" in a sentence
  • "May 10, 2005 at 11: 22 AM earl is that way - only with guitars - we have guitars everywhere ..."
  • "And then she called the earl a number of names that Pearson had never before heard uttered by a lady … and he was using that term in its loosest vernacular."
  • "Intolerable enough, perhaps, to drive title earl to another sort of revenge."