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Meaning of MARCHIONESS

Pronunciation:  'mârshunis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess
  2. [n]  the wife or widow of a marquis
 

MARCHIONESS is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: marquise
 
 See Also: Francoise d'Aubigne, Francoise-Athenais de Rochechouart, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Lady, Madame de Maintenon, Maintenon, Marquise de Maintenon, Marquise de Montespan, Marquise de Pompdour, married woman, Montespan, noblewoman, peeress, Pompadour, wife

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mar"chion*ess\, n. [LL. marchionissa, fr. marchio a
marquis. See Marquis.]
The wife or the widow of a marquis; a woman who has the rank
and dignity of a marquis. --Spelman.

 

 

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