in·​fan·​ta | \ in-ˈfan-tə How to pronounce infanta (audio) , -ˈfän- How to pronounce infanta (audio) \

Definition of infanta

: a daughter of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch

Examples of infanta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thusly spurned by the Spanish infanta, Charles subsequently chose 14-year-old Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France and his taste-making Florentine wife Marie de’ Medici (and sister to Louis XIII), as his queen. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "In London, Investigating the Personal Collection of an Art-Obsessed Royal," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of infanta

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infanta

Spanish & Portuguese, feminine of infante

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The first known use of infanta was in 1593

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“Infanta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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