Dauphin

[d_ˈɔː_f_ɪ_n], [dˈɔːfɪn], [dˈɔːfɪn]

Definitions of dauphin:

  1.   The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.
  2.   The title of the eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
  3.   formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
  4.   Title given to the eldest son of the king of France.
  5.   The eldest son of the king of France.
  6.   The eldest son of the king of France previous to the Revolution of 1830, so called from the principality of Dauphine having been the appanage of the heir- apparent to the crown.
  7.   Formerly a name given to the eldest son of the king of France.
  8.   A title of the eldest son of the king of France prior to the revolution in 1830; his wife was called Dauphiness.

Usage examples for dauphin:

  1. “ " Papa," answered the Dauphin with an air of one who has thought deeply on a subject. ” – Ten Boys from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  2. She was arrested the day before the rescue of the Dauphin from the Temple. ” – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  3. In 1820 or 21, while the public works were going forward on Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, a contractor, engaged on the works, beat one of his slaves so severely that the poor creature had no longer power to writhe under his suffering: he then took out his knife, and began to cut his flesh in strips, from his hips down. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  4. “ I hear much good of him from my friend Dauphin much good. ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  5. He and his Dauphin ha! ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  6. “ Gudin tells us that at this time Mesdames were in the habit of giving a weekly concert at which the King, Queen and Dauphin were present and to which a very select company was invited. ” –  by
  7. The Dauphin twice counted sixteen, and then lost the game. ” – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  8. Fortunately it was going at a mad clip when we sighted the Dauphin – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  9. Once de Batz mentioned the Dauphin but mademoiselle put up her hand quickly and said in a trembling voice, whilst the tears gathered in her eyes: Do not speak of the child to me, de Batz. ” – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  10. The eldest of the three, Prince Charles, aged nineteen, who was called the Dauphin after the cession of Dauphiny to France, nevertheless assumed the office, in spite of his youth and his anything but glorious retreat from Poitiers. ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  11. Her eldest son, the Dauphin would therefore, in the regular course of things, have been her brother's successor. ” – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  12. He is the Dauphin of France." ” – Ten Boys from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  13. I'm a Dauphin who are you? ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. This is his claim, his threat'ning, and my message; Unless the Dauphin be in presence here, To whom expressly I bring greeting too. ” – King-Henry-V by Shakespeare, William
  15. The Dauphin must die! ” – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. The Dauphin was fast asleep when this alarm arrived. ” – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  17. The fact of his being crowned and proclaimed King of France would add infinitely to his prestige and authority; he would then no longer be a mere Dauphin or King of Bourges, as the English and Burgundians styled him. ” – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower
  18. He might be the minister of a dauphin or a fool, but he was now only the mysterious Parpon who thrilled them. ” – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009

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