directress

noun
di·​rec·​tress | \ də-ˈrek-trəs How to pronounce directress (audio) , dī- \

Definition of directress

: a woman who is a director

Examples of directress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Christine Trimmer, a lower elementary directress who works with children ages six to nine, said Normile frequently goes above and beyond the call of duty. Duard Headley, The Enquirer, "Top Workplaces Cincinnati: Mercy Montessori wins number one spot among small businesses," 13 Aug. 2020 Shirley was a lifetime active parishioner of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and served as directress of the altar guild for many years. courant.com, "Shirley F. Cosker," 22 Sep. 2019 Tilda Swinton plays Madame Blanc, the vice directress of the school; Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, and Lutz Ebersdorf also star; and Jessica Harper, the original Suzy, makes an appearance. Vogue, "Dakota Johnson Literally Dances With the Devil in Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of directress

1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Directress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/directress. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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