diva

noun di·va \ ˈdē-və \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of diva

plural divas or dive play \-(ˌ)vā\
1 a music : prima donna 1
b : prima donna 2
  • … if a team asks me to play somewhere else, I'm not going to be a diva about it.
  • —Ettore Lattanzio
2 : a usually glamorous and successful female performer or personality (see personality 4b)
  • a fashion diva
; especially : a popular female singer
  • pop divas

Examples of diva in a Sentence

  1. the reigning diva of daytime television

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Origin and Etymology of diva

Italian, literally, goddess, from Latin, feminine of divus divine, god — more at deity

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DIVA Defined for English Language Learners

diva

noun

Definition of diva for English Language Learners

  • : the main female singer in an opera company

  • : a famous and successful woman who is very attractive and fashionable; especially : an attractive and successful female performer or celebrity



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