Definition of Madame in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmadəm/

noun (plural Mesdames /māˈdäm/ /-ˈdam/)

1A title or form of address used of or to a French-speaking woman: Madame Bovary
More example sentences
  • ‘James Madison, of the United States of America, at your service, Mesdames,’ he declared in halted French.
  • Not a sandwich au jambon and a carafe of Perrier, Madame, but a proper five-course French Lunch.
  • A little girl with a pink dress and haunting brown eyes shouted, ‘Madame, Madame,’ in hopes of a handout.
1.1Used as a title for women in artistic or exotic occupations, such as musicians or fortune-tellers.
Example sentences
  • Believe that Madame L. told fortunes for a living.
  • The plot is thus: Madame Fate, a mysterious fortune teller, has foreseen her own death through her crystal ball with only 24 hours before the allotted hour.


French; compare with madam.

Words that rhyme with Madame

Adam, macadam, madam

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Syllabification: Mad·ame

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