Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wife or widow of a viscount.
  • n. A noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wife of a viscount.
  • n. A female member of the peerage who bears the title in her own right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wife of a viscount.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peeress in rank next after a countess and before a baroness. The title is usually held by the wife of a viscount, but in Great Britain it may be inherited by a woman in her own right.
  • n. A size of slate. See the quotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wife or widow of a viscount
  • n. a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right

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Examples

  • "The viscountess is the admiral's great-niece," replied Camille.

    Beatrix

  • “The viscountess is the admiral’s great-niece,” replied Camille.

    Beatrix

  • As a viscountess, she is permitted to keep waiting gentlewomen of her own.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The new viscountess was an insatiable woman who, over the next seven years, dragged her husband through countless public scenes and humiliations, and eventually, total financial ruin.

    The Laird Who Loved Me

  • There was no physical resemblance between this young man, who he reckoned must be in his very early twenties, and the viscountess, but that was hardly surprising since her title would have derived from her late husband.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • But then how was he to have known a viscountess enjoyed playing housemaid, as Marie Antoinette had enjoyed playing milkmaid?

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • He shook his head impatiently, exasperated as much with himself as with the viscountess.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • Well now, how can a man, branded with work as I be, be brother to a viscountess without something being wrong?

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • His news was simple: the marriage had taken place before he could get there, and he had seen nothing of either ceremony or viscountess.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • She appeared fresh, rosy, and strong, but dubious; though if mien was anything, she was a viscountess twice over.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

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