diva

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noun di·va \ˈdē-və\

Definition of diva

plural

divas

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dive

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  1. 1a music :  prima donna 1b :  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. 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>

Origin and Etymology of diva

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


First Known Use: 1883

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DIVA Defined for English Language Learners

diva

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noun di·va \ˈdē-və\

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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