mistress of ceremonies

noun phrase

Definition of mistress of ceremonies

: a woman who presides at a public ceremony or who acts as hostess of a stage, radio, or television show

First Known Use of mistress of ceremonies

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Mistress of ceremonies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistress%20of%20ceremonies. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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mistress of ceremonies

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English Language Learners Definition of mistress of ceremonies

: a woman who introduces guests, speakers, or performers at a formal event : a woman who is a master of ceremonies

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