grande dame

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noun \ˈgrän-ˈdäm\

Definition of grande dame

plural

grandes dames

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grande dames

\ˈgrän-ˈdäm(z)\
  1. 1 :  a usually elderly woman of great prestige or ability

  2. 2 :  granddaddy 2

Examples of grande dame in a Sentence

  1. the city's grandes dames still hold considerable sway in its cultural life

Origin and Etymology of grande dame

French, literally, great lady


GRANDE DAME Defined for English Language Learners

grande dame

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Definition of grande dame for English Language Learners

  • : a usually old woman who is highly admired or respected



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