Definition of viscountess in English:


Line breaks: vis¦count|ess
Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪkaʊntɪs


  • 1The wife or widow of a viscount.
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    • 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.
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    • ‘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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