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noun (pl) -vos, -vi (Italian) (-vi)
a highly distinguished male singer
Word Origin
C21: Italian, masculine form of diva
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  • I didn't see him; Mrs. Milray is not he'a; they ah' divo'ced.

    Ragged Lady, Complete William Dean Howells
  • He is very jealous of divo Pan, and if he hears you praising him, will do something to you.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
  • But the musician with the harp was really divo Apollone himself; disguised.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
  • If a justice of the peace can marry a couple, it's plain that he is bound to be able to divo'ce 'em.


    O. Henry
  • "There's others wanted a divo'ce," said Ariela, speaking to the wooden stool.


    O. Henry
  • Lordy, well, the deed's done—an' I reckon he'll threaten to divo'ce me when he sees it—till he reads the inscription.

  • "The lawyer that divo'ces 'em makes the livin'," Mammy Lou said then, popping her black head out through mother's white curtains.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • A church dedicated divo Josaphat in Palermo is probably not the only one of its kind.

  • "divo—Pan," said Annunziata, dividing the word in two, and always with an air of excessive caution.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
  • divo Pan is the divo who makes all the music that you hear out of doors,—the music of the wind and the water and the bird-songs.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland

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