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vicomtesse

Line breaks: vi¦com|tesse
Pronunciation: /ˌvikɔ̃ˈtɛs
 
, ˌviːkɒnˈtɛs, vikɒmtɛs/

Definition of vicomtesse in English:

noun (plural pronounced same)

A French noblewoman corresponding in rank to a British or Irish viscountess: [as title]: among others who came to support this good cause were the French Ambassador and Vicomtesse Luc de la Barre de Nanteuil
More example sentences
  • In the Frick Collection's Vicomtesse Othenin d' Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine de Broglie, the curving shape of the flirtatious vicomtesse forms a kind of delightful question mark.
  • I have seen older references (nineteenth century) that designated the daughters of comtes as vicomtesses but question their accuracy.

Origin

French.

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