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viscountess

Syllabification: vis·count·ess
Pronunciation: /ˈvīˌkountəs
 
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Definition of viscountess in English:

noun

1The wife or widow of a viscount.
Example sentences
  • The wives of a king, prince, duke, marquess, earl, viscount and baron are queen, princess, duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess and baroness respectively.
  • The viscountess and the countess had very different, simultaneous reactions to this statement of Lady Gwyneth's.
  • Thirty gowns each, your highness, ten capes and five habits for both Princess Gayle and the viscountess as well.
1.1A woman holding the rank of viscount in her own right.
Example sentences
  • ‘Lady Mackenzie is a viscountess,’ the Marquis supplied dryly.
  • Both Lady Garwood and Lady Gwyneth immediately leaned forward in anticipation as the viscountess cleared her throat self-importantly.

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