Definition of Mademoiselle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmad(ə)mwəˈzɛl/
Pronunciation: /madmwazɛl/

noun (plural Mesdemoiselles)

1A title or form of address used of or to an unmarried French-speaking woman, corresponding to Miss: Mademoiselle Rossignol
More example sentences
  • ‘Oh, forgive me, mademoiselle,’ he said gallantly as it had just occurred to him that he had not introduced himself.
  • ‘Is there a problem, mademoiselle?’ asked Claude in his best attempt to nullify the situation.
  • I see it is mademoiselle's first visit to Paris.
1.1 (mademoiselle) A young Frenchwoman.
Example sentences
  • She shakes her head and says, ‘No. I'm a Mademoiselle because I'm not married.’
  • I looked over at the French mademoiselle resting on the sofa, and I knew the pain she felt.
  • The writer of this letter shall be the one to retrieve the mademoiselle from your custody as soon as possible, monsieur.
1.2 (mademoiselle) A female French teacher in an English-speaking school.
Example sentences
  • Well mademoiselle Dorianna you won't have a hard time teaching French this year like you did last year.
  • On the other hand, Mademoiselle, the French teacher, was perfectly understandable even when speaking English.
  • While there is nothing interesting going on in the school (all the pupils are gone for the summer, and all the teachers, too, save for Mademoiselle, the French teacher), Mademoiselle is a nice enough lady, and not at all restrictive for as long as they behave themselves.


French, from ma 'my' + demoiselle 'damsel'.

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