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 begs her forgiveness, and she dies in his arms.
[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 […]
[mah-dahng] /ˈmɑ dɑŋ/ noun 1. a seaport on the N coast of New Guinea, in Papua New Guinea.
[mah-th ah-ryah-gah] /ˌmɑ ðɑˈryɑ gɑ/ noun 1. Salvador de [sahl-vah-th awr th e] /ˌsɑl vɑˈðɔr ðɛ/ (Show IPA), (Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo) 1886–1978, Spanish diplomat, historian, and writer in England.
n. “loss of the eyelashes,” 1690s, medical Latin, from Greek madarosis “baldness.” Related: Madarotic. madarosis mad·a·ro·sis (mād’ə-rō’sĭs) n. See milphosis.