noun, plural con·tes·se [kawn-tes-se] /kɔnˈtɛs sɛ/, English con·tes·sas. Italian.
Related Words for contessaking, monarch, emperor, czar, sultan, shah, girl, queen, adult, female, majesty, empress, mogul, kaiser, prince, baron, royal, sovereign, potentate, lord
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Historical Examples of contessa
"Julietta is a dear girl," said the Contessa in a warm voice.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
So, indeed, had the young Contessa prophesied, in sprightly conclusion.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
The Contessa di Lucoli passed in her dog-cart, driving a big roan.The Child of Pleasure
Miss Bartlett was unconvinced by the safety of Contessa Baroncelli's daughters.A Room With A View
E. M. Forster
Ask the Contessa if I have not achieved a beau succes with her Angora cat.The Parisians, Complete
1819, from Italian contessa, from Medieval Latin cometissa (see countess).