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

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'directress.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of directress

1580, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about directress

Statistics for directress

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for directress

The first known use of directress was in 1580

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on directress

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with directress

Comments on directress

What made you want to look up directress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!