Definition of lioness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīənəs/


A female lion.
Example sentences
  • Most of them resemble cats, lionesses or lions; others are not obviously derived from any specific animal.
  • Lions and lionesses play dramatically dissimilar roles.
  • All the lions and lionesses here are of a hybrid stock and thus are prone to producing defective offspring, it is pointed out.

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Syllabification: li·on·ess

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