Madonna

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noun Ma·don·na \mə-ˈdä-nə\

Definition of Madonna

  1. 1 archaic :  lady —used as a form of respectful address

  2. 2 obsolete :  an Italian lady

  3. 3a :  virgin maryb :  an artistic depiction (as a painting or statue) of the Virgin Mary

  4. 4 :  a morally pure and chaste woman

Origin and Etymology of madonna

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


First Known Use: 1584



MADONNA Defined for English Language Learners

Madonna

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noun Ma·don·na \mə-ˈdä-nə\

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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