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princenoun [C]

uk   /prɪns/  us   /prɪns/
B1 an ​importantmalemember of a ​royalfamily, ​especially a ​son or grandson of the ​king or ​queen: Prince Edward Prince Juan Carlos of Spain ​becameking in 1975.
a ​maleruler of a ​country, usually a ​smallcountry: Prince Albert II is the ​ruling prince of Monaco.
prince among/of sth literary
a man who is ​excellent at something: that prince of ​flautists, William Bennett

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princenoun [C]

 us   /prɪns/
a ​member of a ​royalfamily, esp. a ​son of a ​king or ​queen
A prince is also a ​maleruler of a ​smallcountry.
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Translations of “prince”
in Korean 왕자, 작은 왕국의 군주…
in Arabic أمير…
in Malaysian putera, Putera…
in French prince…
in Russian принц, князь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 王子, 親王, 王孫…
in Italian principe…
in Turkish prens…
in Polish książę, królewicz…
in Spanish príncipe…
in Vietnamese hoàng tử, ông hoàng…
in Portuguese príncipe…
in Thai เจ้าชาย, ผู้ครองนคร…
in German der Prinz, der Fürst…
in Catalan príncep, infant…
in Japanese 王子, 皇太子, (小国の)君主…
in Chinese (Simplified) 王子, 亲王, 王孙…
in Indonesian pangeran…
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