Part of speech: noun

A member of the British nobility next above a viscount.

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Usage examples "earl":

  1. And the man said, " It belongs to the Earl of Cattenborough." - "Europa's Fairy Book", Joseph Jacobs.
  2. The earl looked at him. - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).
  3. Three steps the earl descended, saying to Frithiof: " Come sit by me, brave son of Thorsten." - "Northland Heroes", Florence Holbrook.