Definition of vicomte in English:

vicomte

noun

  • A French nobleman corresponding in rank to a British or Irish viscount.

    as title ‘a letter arrived for the young Vicomte de Chagny’
    • ‘My dear Rance, there is no need to whip the dear vicomte.’
    • ‘I remain, m. le vicomte, your most humble servant.’
    • ‘The message of artistic tolerance as republican state policy was also sounded by the vicomte Henri Delaborde, the perpetual secretary of the Academie des Beaux-Arts.’
    • ‘Knowing that his singular connection with the vicomte would very soon surface, René was composed at this question, and replied, ‘Sir, I believe that is not your concern.’’
    • ‘Only one corpse, that of a nonroyal exhumed unofficially, escaped the pit: Louis XIV's most honored marshal, Henri de La Tour d' Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne.’
    • ‘Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand, French ambassador in London from 1822, criticised Wellington's choice of setting for the statue.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

vicomte

/ˈviːkɒmt//vikɔ̃t//ˈviːkɔ̃t/