vis·​count·​ess | \ ˈvī-ˌkau̇n-təs How to pronounce viscountess (audio) \

Definition of viscountess

1 : the wife or widow of a viscount
2 : a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right

Examples of viscountess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who read and love the book series know that the viscount and viscountess have three kids. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 9 Apr. 2022 At long last, the viscount has found his viscountess. Max Gao, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Apr. 2022 While the Regé-Jean Page had everyone's heart in Bridgerton season 1, Bailey is rightfully taking the spotlight in the upcoming season as his character Anthony finds his viscountess. Kelsie Gibson,, 25 Mar. 2022 In return, Anthony vows in the final moments of season one to find himself a viscountess as soon as possible, and preferably one who is the most sensible choice, rather than a romantic match. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 30 Dec. 2020 There were even models from the British royal family, including Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana, and Emma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth, the first black viscountess in the United Kingdom. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Sep. 2018 For women, the titles are: duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess, and baroness. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, 23 May 2018 The Queen can choose from five titles for a man -- duke, marquess, earl, viscount or baron -- and for a woman -- duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess and baroness. Angela Dewan, CNN, 19 May 2018 Other people of color have married into the aristocracy, including the viscountess of Weymouth, Emma Thynn, whose father is Nigerian. Afua Hirsch, Time, 17 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of viscountess

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Apr 2022

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“Viscountess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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vis·​count·​ess | \ ˈvī-ˌkau̇n-təs How to pronounce viscountess (audio) \

Kids Definition of viscountess

1 : the wife or widow of a viscount
2 : a woman who holds the rank of a viscount in her own right


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