- 1A celebrated female opera singer.More example sentences
- Baker, not ordinarily thought of as a dramatic singer, shows most opera divas how to act with the voice.
- But perhaps this could be regarded as a larger scale example of a diva bringing her own arias.
- The opera diva could accent a single word, like ‘ma’ in Rosina's aria in The Barber of Seville.
- 1.1A famous female singer of popular music: a pop divaMore example sentences
- The second category of divas is comprised of pop music's modern innovators and ‘earth mothers.’
- It's the kind of powerful voice which is more often found on gospel singers than on pop divas, but MacLean makes the transition well.
- She had already become one of the most famous pop divas in the world, because of the Supremes.
- 1.2A woman regarded as temperamental or haughty: she is much more the dedicated maverick than the petulant, minxy divaMore example sentences
- Richardson and Minnie Driver, as a temperamental diva, are not given enough to do.
- Woo is a self-centered downtown diva with a head full of attitude and a body full of designer derring-do.
- When I began singing it 35 years ago, I thought that Emilia Marty was a capricious, heartless diva.
late 19th century: via Italian from Latin, literally 'goddess'.
More definitions of divaDefinition of diva in:
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