noun \ˈdē-və\

: the main female singer in an opera company

: a famous and successful woman who is very attractive and fashionable; especially : an attractive and successful female performer or celebrity

plural divas or di·ve \-(ˌ)vā\

Full Definition of DIVA

a :  prima donna 1
b :  prima donna 2
:  a usually glamorous and successful female performer or personality <a fashion diva>; especially :  a popular female singer <pop divas>

Examples of DIVA

  1. <the reigning diva of daytime television>

Origin of DIVA

Italian, literally, goddess, from Latin, feminine of divus divine, god — more at deity
First Known Use: 1883

Other Performing Arts Terms

dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with DIVA


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