Definition of baroness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbarənɛs/


1The wife or widow of a baron. Baroness is not used as a form of address, baronesses usually being referred to as ‘Lady.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • ‘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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