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[vee-kawn-tes] /vi kɔ̃ˈtɛs/
noun, plural vicomtesses
[vee-kawn-tes] /vi kɔ̃ˈtɛs/ (Show IPA)
the wife or widow of a vicomte; a French viscountess.
Origin of vicomtesse
< French, equivalent to vicomte viscount + -esse -ess Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Am I vicomtesse of Lavedan, or the wife of a boor of the countryside?

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • On the terrace they found the vicomtesse and the Baron Giraud.


    Henry Seton Merriman
  • Indeed, the vicomtesse went to Lucille's room for the purpose.


    Henry Seton Merriman
  • The vicomtesse was an economist of words, and explained herself no further.


    Henry Seton Merriman
  • The vicomtesse was shrewd when it came to the question of his whereabouts.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • "We shall have to risk that," said the vicomtesse, dryly, with a glance at me.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • He turned from me disdainfully, petulantly, and addressed the vicomtesse once more.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • "Mr. Ritchie will keep this until the negotiations are finished," said the vicomtesse.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • The man was gray, but not on his account did the vicomtesse stay her speech.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Yet it was neither the vicomtesse nor myself who answered him.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill

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