[ hoh-uhn-zol-ern; German hoh-uhn-tsawl-uhrn ]
/ ˈhoʊ ənˌzɒl ərn; German ˈhoʊ ənˈtsɔl ərn /
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a member of the royal family that ruled in Romania from 1866 to 1947, in Prussia from 1701 to 1918, and in the German Empire from 1871 to 1918.
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Origin of Hohenzollern
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby Hohenzollern
Hoh, hoha, Hohenlinden, Hohenlohe, Hohenstaufen, Hohenzollern, Hohe Tauern, Hohhot, Hohokam, ho-hum, hoick
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How to use Hohenzollern in a sentence
He stands for the famous Hohenzollern, challenging eyes, full lips, retroussé mustache and imperious air.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
We can only hope the Duke was a Hohenzollern, and not quite unequal to his task in this respect.
In fact, he is quite recognizably a Hohenzollern,—with his back half broken.
The provocation was supplied at the right moment by the candidature of the prince of Hohenzollern for the vacant crown of Spain.
German historical teaching became an immense systematic falsification of the human past, with a view to the Hohenzollern future.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Hohenzollern
/ (ˈhəʊənˌzɒlən, German hoːənˈtsɔlərn) /
a German noble family, the younger (Franconian) branch of which provided rulers of Brandenburg (1417–1701) and Prussia (1701–1918). The last kings of Prussia (1871–1918) were also emperors of Germany
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