di·​rec·​trice də-ˌrek-ˈtrēs How to pronounce directrice (audio)

Examples of directrice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The piquant Madame Helene Bouilloux-Lafont served as directrice, helping to raise the necessary funds, and Bettina joined the small team, acting as muse, mannequin, and vendeuse of his house when the establishment opened on February 2, 1952. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2018

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Word History


French, from Medieval Latin directric-, directrix

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of directrice was in 1631

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“Directrice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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