Madonna

noun Ma·don·na \ mə-ˈdä-nə \

Definition of Madonna

1 archaic : lady used as a form of respectful address
2 obsolete : an Italian lady
3 a : virgin mary
b : an artistic depiction (such as a painting or statue) of the Virgin Mary
4 : a morally pure and chaste woman

Origin and Etymology of madonna

Italian, from Old Italian ma donna, literally, my lady



MADONNA Defined for English Language Learners

Madonna

noun

Definition of Madonna for English Language Learners

  • the Madonna : the Virgin Mary : the mother of Jesus Christ

  • : a painting or statue of the Virgin Mary


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