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[gwin-uh-veer] /ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər/
Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Guinevere's moral character is held to be untarnished, even by her liaison with Lancelot.

  • But for that, a Guinevere and Vivien rolled into one, plus Messalina!

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • An' Arthur wore a stovepipe hat an' Guinevere wore a white dress, an' she had white feathers in her crown.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • Say to your king that I will give him Guinevere for his wife.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • This idea is predominant, without undue insistence upon it, in Guinevere.

  • The king and Guinevere had withdrawn, but were expected to return.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • When Queen Guinevere saw the comely and graceful knight, she desired to know who he and his damsel were.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • Let me do it, Mother,” said Guinevere, eagerly; “I often do it at school.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • He held it in the narrow strip of light, and read the inscription engraved within: “Guinevere forever.”

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Guinevere repeated the words softly to herself, and wondered what they meant.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for Guinevere


(in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Guinevere

fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, literally "white-cheeked."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Guinevere in Culture
Guinevere [(gwin-uh-veer)]

The wife of King Arthur. In some versions of the legends of Arthur, she has a love affair with Sir Lancelot that leads to the end of the reign of Arthur and the fellowship of the Round Table.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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