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titania

[tahy-tey-nee-uh] /taɪˈteɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
synthetic rutile, TiO 2 , used as a gem.
Origin of titania
1920-1925
From New Latin, dating back to 1920-25; See origin at titanium, -a4

Titania

[ti-tey-nee-uh, tahy-] /tɪˈteɪ ni ə, taɪ-/
noun
1.
(in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream) the wife of Oberon and the queen of fairyland.
2.
Astronomy. one of the moons of Uranus.
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  • Miss Marjoribanks, it is true, was over thirty, and by no means a titania.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • They would be the very Oberon and titania of the village, the fairy king and queen.

    Our Village Mary Russell Mitford
  • But frivolous and light-hearted—as light-hearted as titania.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • titania, anointed with the juice, falls in love with Bottom.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • titania has summoned you out into the woods, and you are half afraid.

  • That is why, I suppose, they called the child by such an absurd name as ‘titania.’

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • But you may to me,” said titania, laughing, “whenever you please.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Think of Beauty and the Beast; think of titania's strange choice; think me mad.

    The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch
  • You don't mind, do you, Mary, if Clarice is titania this time?

    Quicksilver Sue

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
British Dictionary definitions for titania

titania

/taɪˈteɪnɪə/
noun
1.
another name for titanium dioxide

Titania1

/tɪˈtɑːnɪə/
noun
1.
(in medieval folklore) the queen of the fairies and wife of Oberon
2.
(in classical antiquity) a poetic epithet used variously to characterize Circe, Diana, Latona, or Pyrrha

Titania2

/tɪˈtɑːnɪə/
noun
1.
the largest of the satellites of Uranus and the second furthest from the planet
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