Madonna

noun
Ma·​don·​na | \ mə-ˈdä-nə How to pronounce Madonna (audio) \

Definition of Madonna

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

First Known Use of Madonna

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Madonna

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

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“Madonna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Madonna. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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Madonna

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English Language Learners Definition of Madonna

: the Virgin Mary : the mother of Jesus Christ
: a painting or statue of the Virgin Mary

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