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Frau Syllabification: Frau

Definition of Frau in English:

noun (plural Frauenˈfrou-ən)

A title or form of address for a married or widowed German-speaking woman: Frau Nordern
More example sentences
  • It was hard to tell these days when a lady was a Fräulein or a Frau.
  • So Herr and Frau Bott live in Frankfurt in their own house.
  • No question, Frau R. is indomitable, a chronic adventurer - adventuress, if you wish.

Origin

Early 19th century: German, literally 'wife'.

Words that rhyme with Frau

allow, avow, Bilbao, Bissau, bough, bow, bow-wow, brow, cacao, chow, ciao, cow, dhow, Dow, endow, Foochow, Hangzhou, Hough, how, Howe, kowtow, Lao, Liao, Macao, Macau, miaow, Mindanao, mow, now, ow, Palau, plough (US plow), pow, prow, row, scow, Slough, sough, sow, Tao, thou, vow, wow, Yangshao

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