Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The wife or widow of a viscount.
  • noun A noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right.
  • noun Used as a title for such a noblewoman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A size of slate. See the quotation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The wife of a viscount.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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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

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

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

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

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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