[daw-feen; French doh-feen]
- the wife of a dauphin.
Origin of dauphine
1860–65; < French; Middle French dalfine, feminine of dalphin dauphin
- a historical region and former province of SE France.
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Examples from the Web for dauphine
The young Dauphine had neither the desire, nor the patience, nor, the tact.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
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She was as jealous of the Dauphine as a lover is of his mistress.
The Dauphine was not backward in repeating this word for word.
He said that the Dauphine would not come, it not being her hour.
He rejoined at that, moment the Dauphine, and they set off for Saint-Germain.
- French history the wife of a dauphin
- a former province of SE France: its rulers, the Counts of Vienne, assumed the title of dauphin; annexed to France in 1457