[ daw-feen; French doh-feen ]
/ ˈdɔ fin; French doʊˈfin /
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noun, plural dau·phines [daw-feenz; French doh-feen]. /ˈdɔ finz; French doʊˈfin/.
the wife of a dauphin.
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Origin of dauphine
1860–65; <French; Middle French dalfine, feminine of dalphindauphin
Other definitions for dauphine (2 of 2)
[ doh-fee-ney ]
/ doʊ fiˈneɪ /
a historical region and former province of SE France.
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How to use dauphine in a sentence
A vast and enthusiastic audience thronged, with joyous clatter, through narrow Rues Mazarine and Dauphine, coming from the river.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
They say that Charles X. is much broken, and the Dauphine is aged and very thin and nervous, always in tears.
She was lady-in-waiting to Madame la Dauphine, whom she followed into exile.
Dauphine therefore is not altogether so naughty as this Author represents him.
But as soon as Ambroisine had a moment to herself, she hastened to Rue Dauphine, to exchange a clasp of the hand with her friend.The Bath Keepers, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VII)|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for dauphine (1 of 2)
/ (ˈdɔːfiːn, dɔːˈfiːn, French dofin) /
French history the wife of a dauphin
British Dictionary definitions for dauphine (2 of 2)
/ (French dofine) /
a former province of SE France: its rulers, the Counts of Vienne, assumed the title of dauphin; annexed to France in 1457
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