[ nuh-baw-kuhf, nab-uh-kawf, -kof; Russian nuh-baw-kuhf ]
/ nəˈbɔ kəf, ˈnæb əˌkɔf, -ˌkɒf; Russian nʌˈbɔ kəf /
Vla·di·mir Vla·di·mi·ro·vich [vlad-uh-meer -vlad-uh-meer-uh-vich; Russian vluh-dyee-myir vluh-dyee-myi-ruh-vyich], /ˈvlæd əˌmɪər ˌvlæd əˈmɪər ə vɪtʃ; Russian vlʌˈdyi myɪr vlʌˈdyi myɪ rə vyɪtʃ/, 1899–1977, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet, born in Russia.
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Words nearby Nabokov
, Nabokov, Vladimir
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How to use Nabokov in a sentence
Alongside Nabokov scholars, Loftus scrutinizes the work, its many onscreen adaptations and Nabokov’s fascinating life story.
Hard to believe, but after all this time as Lolita, Monica Lewinski takes one (albeit not giant) leap toward Nabokov.
But the truth was I had written what I thought was a comic novel, composed under the spell of Despair, an early Nabokov.
Pope, Wharton, Nabokov, and Updike, to name only a handful, fail to register at all.
British Dictionary definitions for Nabokov
/ (nəˈbɒkɒf, ˈnæbəˌkɒf) /
Vladimir Vladimirovich (vlaˈdimir vlaˈdimirəvitʃ). 1899–1977, US novelist, born in Russia. His works include Lolita (1955), Pnin (1957), Pale Fire (1962), and Ada (1969)
Derived forms of NabokovNabokovian (ˌnæbəˈkəʊvɪən), adjective
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