[ noh-blee ]
/ ˈnoʊ bli /


in a noble manner.
courageously; bravely; gallantly.
splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
of noble ancestry: nobly born.

Nearby words

  1. nobleman,
  2. noblesse,
  3. noblesse oblige,
  4. noblesville,
  5. noblewoman,
  6. nobodaddy,
  7. nobody,
  8. nobody home,
  9. nobody's fool,
  10. nobunaga

Origin of nobly

First recorded in 1250–1300, nobly is from the Middle English word nobliche. See noble, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for nobly



c.1300, "valorous, courageous, spirited," from noble (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "of or befitting noble birth or descent, of high ancestry" is from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper