Definition of baroness in English:


Line breaks: bar¦on|ess
Pronunciation: /ˈbarənɪs
, -nɛs/


  • 1The wife or widow of a baron. Baroness is not used as a form of address, baronesses usually being referred to as ‘Lady’.
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    • We're all expected to be there, and all the nobles will be there - lords, ladies, counts, viscounts, dukes, duchesses, barons, baronesses, and marquises; all of them.
    • But as long as I was still a baroness and he a baron, we would have to convince everyone around us that life was perfect.
    • The previous baron and baroness retired, and so a new baron and baroness were created by the king.
  • 1.1A woman holding the rank of baron either as a life peerage or as a hereditary rank.
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    • ‘Good luck tonight, baroness, I pray you find a worthy man tonight,’ cheered Genevieve as she looked over her masterpiece.
    • He had four major relationships, a German baroness, a Spanish aristocrat, an American heiress and, of course, the gorgeous Norwegian model Eva Sannum.
    • Her mother was a Viennese baroness, a descendant of Leopold Baron von Sacher-Masoch, author of the masochistic classic Venus in Furs.

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