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[oh-buh-ron] /ˈoʊ bəˌrɒn/
(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies.
Astronomy. one of the five moons of Uranus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "You must drink Oberon's horn full of champagne," he continued.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Mr. Oberon (a man about town) was lately invited to a sewing party.

  • Such a table might have been set in Fairyland, for the betrothal feast of Oberon.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • Oberon then sent for Puck, his chief favourite and privy counsellor.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • They would be the very Oberon and Titania of the village, the fairy king and queen.

    Our Village Mary Russell Mitford
  • Oberon was right glad when he saw this sight, and gave the cup into his keeping.

  • The cup would not fill with wine, and Oberon was deaf to the blast of the horn.

  • When the purpose of Oberon is satisfied, the enchantments are removed.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Oberon, the most distant, completes its journey in 13 days and 11 hours.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
British Dictionary definitions for Oberon


(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania


the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Oberon

king of the faeries and husband of Titania in medieval lore, from French Obéron, from Old French Auberon, perhaps from a Germanic source related to elf.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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