Definition of directress in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈrektrəs/
(also directrice)


A female director.
Example sentences
  • Much to our satisfaction, the response to our quiz competition had been good so far,’ said Kamakshi Balakrishna, the directress of the Chinmaya Vidyapeet.
  • Although they were shortened because of the long introduction, I was still bewildered - and a little unnerved - by the fact that Mme LeFay, our directrice, had started our daily routine… on the very first day.
  • Run by Margaret Palmer Bergin, a qualified AMI directress, the school offers education through arts, crafts, music and drama.


Early 17th century: from director + -ess1; the variant directrice is an adopted French form.

Words that rhyme with directress


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Syllabification: di·rec·tress

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