Definition of infanta in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfantə/


A daughter of the ruling monarch of Spain or Portugal, especially the eldest daughter who was not heir to the throne.
Example sentences
  • The peace was sealed the next year by the marriage of the king to the infanta Maria Theresa, thereby giving him and his heirs potential claims on the throne of Spain.
  • But minor skirmishes continued and in 1625 Charles I, having been rebuffed by the infanta of Spain, sent in an expeditionary force commanded by Sir Edward Cecil to Andalucía.
  • At the very least, it can be stated that fathers who characterized themselves as playing an active role in the caretaking of their infant also described their relationship with their infantas positive and secure.


Late 16th century: Spanish and Portuguese, feminine of infante.

Words that rhyme with infanta

Atlanta, banter, canter, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: in|fanta

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.