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princesse

Definition:

a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

Class:

person noun (people)

Usage:

French

Plural:

princesses

Type of:

aristocrat » leader » person » organism

Member of:

royalty

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Princess | princess

Etymology:

French, from Old French, princess; see "princess".
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

princess | princesses [plural]

A female member of a royal family other than a queen, especially a daughter or granddaughter. | A woman or girl who excels in a given field or class. | [archaic] A female ruler or monarch; a queen. | The wife of a prince; the female ruler of a ... (46 of 184 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/princess

New World Dictionary:

princess | princesse [sense-specific]

[archaic] any female monarch; especially, a queen | a nonreigning female member of a royal family | in Great Britain, ; a daughter of the sovereign ; ... (25 of 105 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/princess

Random House Dictionary:

princess | princesse [sense-specific]

a nonreigning female member of a royal family. | [history] a female sovereign or monarch; queen. | the consort of a prince. | [British] a daughter or ... (24 of 88 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/princess

Merriam-Webster:

princess [entry 2, adjective] | princesse

close-fitting and usually with gores from neck to flaring hemline (10 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/princess show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

princesse

Princess (1 of 18 words, 1 usage example)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/princesse

Britannica Encyclopedia:

prince [European title] | princess [feminine]

a European title of rank, usually denoting a person exercising complete or almost complete sovereignty or a member of a royal family, but in some ... (25 of 934 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/476597​/prince

Collins Dictionary:

princess | princess dress [synonym, sense-specific] | princess line [synonym, sense-specific]

(in Britain) a daughter of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons | a nonreigning female member of a sovereign family | the wife and consort ... (26 of 469 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/princess

Oxford Dictionary:

princess | princess of/among | princess of the blood | principessa [Italy] | principesse [Italy, plural]

the daughter of a monarch. | a close female relative of a monarch, especially a granddaughter. | the wife or widow of a prince. | the female monarch ... (25 of 146 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/princess

Macmillan British Dictionary:

princess [countable] | princesses [plural]

a female member of a royal family, especially one whose parent or grandparent is the king or queen ; the wife of a prince (24 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/princess

Cambridge Dictionary:

princess

an important female member of a royal family, especially a daughter or granddaughter of a king and queen, or the wife of a prince (24 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/princess

Wikipedia:

Princess

the feminine form of prince. Most often, the term has been used for the consort of a prince or for the daughters of a king or sovereign prince. For many centuries, the title "princess" was not regularly used for a monarch's daughter, who might simply... (45 of 433 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Princess

Princess (disambiguation)

a title of nobility. It can also refer to: Disney Princess | Princess (magazine), a Japanese manga magazine | Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, a book by Jean Sasson | Princess (2008 film), a 2008 film first shown on ABC ... (44 of 347 words, 31 definitions)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

patrician

member of the privileged class of ancient Rome. Two distinct classes appear to have come into being at the beginning of the republic. Only the ... (25 of 120 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

princess | princesses [plural] | princess-line [fashion]

a woman or girl in a royal family, especially a daughter of the reigning king or queen | the wife or widow of a prince | a woman who rules a ... (29 of 163 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736912​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

princesse

Origin: French, from Old French, princess; see "princess".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/princesse

princess

Origin: Middle English princesse, from Old French, feminine of prince, prince; see "prince".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/princess

Wiktionary:

princesse [French] | princesses [plural]

Origin: prince + -esse.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/princesse

prince | princes [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman, Old French prince, from Latin princeps ("first head"), from primus ("first") + capere ("seize, take").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/prince

princess | princesses [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman princess, Middle French princesse, corresponding to prince + -ess.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/princess

Online Etymology:

princess

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French princesse, feminine of "prince". As a colloquial form of address to a woman or girl, it's recorded from 1924.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=princess

New World Dictionary:

princess

Origin: Middle English princesse from Middle French: see "prince" and "-ess" | French princesse, princess

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/princess

Oxford Dictionary:

princess | princess of/among

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French princesse, from prince (see "prince")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/princess

Merriam-Webster:

princess [entry 2, adjective] | princesse

First use: 1867

Origin: French princesse princess, from prince

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/princess show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

princess | princesses [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French princesse from prince

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736912​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

princesse [French] | princesses [plural]

Audio: French pronunciation of "princesse"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/princesse

princess | princesses [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "princess"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/princess

the Free Dictionary:

princesse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "princesse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "princesse"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "princesse" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/princesse

princess

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "princess"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "princess"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "princess" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/princess

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

princesse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "princesse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=prince​12 word=princesse

princess

Audio: North American pronunciation of "princess"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=prince​11 word=princess

YourDictionary Audio:

princesse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "princesse"

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princess

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "princess" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

princess

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "princess"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/princess

Macmillan American Dictionary:

princess [countable] | princesses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "princess"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/princess

Macmillan British Dictionary:

princess [countable] | princesses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "princess"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/princess

Cambridge Dictionary:

princess

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "princess"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "princess"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/princess

Google Dictionary:

princess | princesses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "princess"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=princess

freedictionary.org:

princess

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "princess" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=princess

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