Definitions

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  • n. A French noblewoman having a rank equivalent to a viscountess

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the Maywald photo, the vicomtesse wears a billowing Schiaparelli ball gown.

    The Things Yves Loved

  • “Madame la vicomtesse,” said the abbe, who entered first into the little salon, “Monsieur le docteur Minoret was not willing that you should have the trouble of coming to him —”

    Ursula

  • I left again, to sail to Martinique, and there had long suppers with the baroness Tascher and her niece the enticing vicomtesse de Beauharnais, who had been abandoned by her husband and as “Josephine” would marry Napoleon and become empress of France.

    THE DIAMOND

  • In Martinique, Baroness Tascher had adopted me, and at her house I first met her niece the vicomtesse Rose de Beauharnais.

    THE DIAMOND

  • When the vicomtesse drifted across a drawing room she still swayed in the island way that was all grace and sensuality.

    THE DIAMOND

  • Then he requested the vicomtesse not to miss the service on Sunday, and to communicate a all the festivals.

    Une Vie

  • The first one contained a group of _ci-devant_ aristos, laughing and singing -- one elderly vicomtesse was playing on a mouth-organ.

    Terribly Intimate Portraits

  • It seemed so strange to me to be talking here in New Orleans, in this little Spanish house, with a French vicomtesse brought up near the court of the unfortunate Marie Antoinette; nay, with Helene de St. Gre, whose portrait had twice come into my life by a kind of strange fatality (and was at that moment in my pocket), that I could scarce maintain my self-possession in her presence.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • It seemed so strange to me to be talking here in New Orleans, in this little Spanish house, with a French vicomtesse brought up near the court of the unfortunate Marie Antoinette; nay, with Helene de St. Gre, whose portrait had twice come into my life by a kind of strange fatality

    The Crossing

  • It seemed so strange to me to be talking here in New Orleans, in this little Spanish house, with a French vicomtesse brought up near the court of the unfortunate Marie Antoinette; nay, with Hélène de St. Gré, whose portrait had twice come into my life by a kind of strange fatality (and was at that moment in my pocket), that I could scarce maintain my self-possession in her presence.

    The Crossing

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