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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. 2017.
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  • There is an exaggerated forceful woman, the vicomtesse de Fourchamps, who plays a sustained but obscure part in the intrigue.

  • On the terrace they found the vicomtesse and the Baron Giraud.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
  • The vicomtesse replied that they had been guided hither by Mr. Jefferson to find a list of lodging-houses.

    The Red City S. Weir Mitchell
  • Indeed, the vicomtesse went to Lucille's room for the purpose.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
  • "So the mystery of that woman is cleared at last," he said, and turned to the vicomtesse.

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

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Before the vicomtesse could prevent her she sprang from her chair, ran to the door, and was peering out into the darkness.

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

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • We resume our recital at the moment when the vicomtesse entered her husband's room, where he was lying on the couch.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • The man was gray, but not on his account did the vicomtesse stay her speech.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill

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