Definition of authoress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôTHərəs/


A female author.
Example sentences
  • We use author and poet rather than authoress and poetess, but until fairly recently it was permissible to distinguish persons who act by gender.
  • The overpaid authoress of the report unwittingly admitted this fact when she stated, ‘In conducting this research, we found attacks on feminists on a lot of sites.’
  • After three and four wretched months of writers block, the authoress extraordinare returns!


See -ess1 (usage).

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Syllabification: au·thor·ess

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