Pronunciation: (wôl'pōl", wol'-), [key]
1. Horace, 4th Earl of Or•ford Pronunciation: (ôr'furd), [key] (Horatio Walpole), 1717–97, English novelist and essayist (son of Sir Robert Walpole).
2. Sir Hugh Seymour, 1884–1941, English novelist, born in New Zealand.
3. Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Or•ford Pronunciation: (ôr'furd), [key]1676–1745, British statesman: prime minister 1715–17; 1721–42.
4. a city in E Massachusetts. 18,859.
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