[ah-de-lee-nah] /ˌɑ dɛˈli nɑ/ (Show IPA), (Adela Juana Maria Patti) 1843–1919, Italian operatic soprano, born in Spain.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

It seemed that Patti had called it right when she’d first watched his video.
The Cattiest Matchmaker Emily Gould February 21, 2010

Who wouldn’t want to work with Patti LaBelle, Barry White, or Quincy Jones?
Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next Curtis Stephen April 15, 2013

You were panned for working with Barry White and Patti LaBelle.
Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next Curtis Stephen April 15, 2013

The lazy among us would say the Tony Awards because—tee hee—gays love musical theater and Patti LuPone and jazz hands and UGH.
Oscars, the Super Bowl for Women & Other People’s Super Bowls Kevin Fallon February 21, 2013

It has been a surreal week for Patti Davis, the 58-year-old daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Patti Davis on Her Dad, Palin and Playboy Lloyd Grove February 2, 2011

Historical Examples

Patti would not sing that evening unless the orchestra was duly secured.
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson

She rides like a lion, and I’d rather hear her laugh than I’d listen to Patti.’
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever

Such favorites of fortune as Jenny Lind and Patti have received five thousand dollars for a single concert.
The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter

Why, do you know that Eitel used to be butler for Patti in his youth?
Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther

Lucca was living in apartments on a fourth floor, in quite an unconventional style, and was in bed when Patti called.
Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday Henry C. Lahee

Adelina (adeˈliːna). 1843–1919, Italian operatic coloratura soprano, born in Spain

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