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Definitions of donna

  1. A lady; madam; mistress; - the title given a lady in Italy.
  2. The feminine of don.
  3. Of don, title of a lady in Spain and Portugal.
  4. See don, n.

Usage examples for donna

  1. The " Giovane Donna" which pairs with it has extraordinary charm and delicacy too. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  2. But many opera companies have more than one prima donna. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. " So you told me the other night," returned Donna Tullia. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  4. Where Bella Donna is put, she stays. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  5. Several weeks before Donna Sophonisba had received a letter sent from Flanders, and Ulrich's companion was well informed, for his wife served the baroness as 'doncella'. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Donna turned desperately to Phillips. – This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe
  7. She spoke in a low voice, but the words could hardly have escaped Donna Tullia. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  8. Meanwhile, in the big best room on the ground floor of Donna Marcella's house, Porter slept. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  9. The prima donna sat on the Governor's right, and at the proper point his Excellency sang her praises in a charmingly informal speech, which delighted and amused the press men, actors and actresses whom he had collected for the occasion. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  10. Donna Agnes looked at our hero, and smiled. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  11. To expect to maintain this exaltation with our present nature is like requiring of the athlete that he never relax his muscles, or of the prima donna that she never cease the exquisite trill which is but the momentary proof of what her present organization is capable. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  12. " The important thing is to find Donna Faustina. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  13. The great prima donna had taken a strong fancy to the music, and expressed a desire to sing it. – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  14. But I could not do this; and, thinking it would be rather mean to take advantage of her interest in me only to use it for my own purposes, I yielded to conscience and said: Donna Antonia, I will be straightforward with you. – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
  15. Donna Tadesco leaned forward in her chair. – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  16. The old Italian woman, her duenna, always called her Donna Isabella, but she possessed little more knowledge of her past than I." " Is that good or evil?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. One night we went to the opera to hear a celebrated prima donna. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  18. She is the most comfortable- looking prima donna that has ever visited Chicago. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  19. Her likeness to the newly arrived prima donna suggested to Stein another act in the play he was always putting on. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
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