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[ kawn-tes-sah; English kuhn-tes-uh ]


, Italian.
, plural con·tes·se [kawn-, tes, -se], English con·tes·sas.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of contessa1

First recorded in 1815–20;

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Example Sentences

No one beats the Barefoot Contessa in the kitchen thanks to her attainable and amazing recipes.

I like the Barefoot Contessa books because the recipes feel like I can do them.

The Contessa di Lucoli passed in her dog-cart, driving a big roan.

The Contessa Zoya seemed to be occupied with a reminiscence that amused her.

She half wondered if there had been a love affair between him and the Contessa.

“I am so glad to find you in,” the contessa remarked, with evident sincerity, as they seated themselves in the shade.

The first point of interest I was shown here was the room in which the previous Contessa Morelli died.


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