[mad-l-in] /ˈmæd l ɪn/
a female given name, form of .
[mad-uh m] /ˈmæd əm/ noun, plural mesdames [mey-dam, -dahm] /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm/ (Show IPA), for 1; madams for 2, 3. 1. (often initial capital letter) a polite term of address to a woman, originally used only to a woman of rank or authority: Madam President; May I help you, madam? 2. the woman in charge of […]
[muh-dam, -dahm, ma-; mad-uh m; French ma-dam] /məˈdæm, -ˈdɑm, mæ-; ˈmæd əm; French maˈdam/ noun, plural mesdames [mey-dam, -dahm; French mey-dam] /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm; French meɪˈdam/ (Show IPA). (often initial capital letter) 1. a French title of respect equivalent to “Mrs.”, used alone or prefixed to a woman’s married name or title: Madame Curie. 2. (in […]
[boh-vuh-ree] /ˈboʊ və ri/ noun 1. a novel (1857) by Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary [(boh-vuh-ree) (1857)] A novel by Gustave Flaubert. The title character, dissatisfied with her marriage, seeks happiness in adultery and finally commits suicide.
noun 1. an opera (1904) by Giacomo Puccini. An opera by Giacomo Puccini. The title character, a Japanese woman, is betrothed to an American naval officer stationed in Japan. He leaves for the United States, promising to return, but comes back three years later married to an American woman. Butterfly, disgraced, stabs herself; the officer […]