Part of speech: noun

A Spanish nobleman.

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Usage examples "hidalgo":

  1. There is a smoothness of skin, a richness in colour, and a noble " hidalgo" expression in their round black eyes that is rare in other countries. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. Don Quixote, on the contrary, speaks the language of culture, of the higher classes, and in the solemn gravity of his well- rounded periods, he fairly represents the high- born Hidalgo. - "The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.
  3. It seems to be conscious of its want of usefulness for food or shade, yet has a dignity of its own, a pride of unmixed blood and royal descent- the hidalgo of the soil. - "To Cuba and Back", Richard Henry Dana.