- a male given name.
- a female given name: derived from Denis.
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Examples from the Web for denises
I didnt call you, replied Auguste angrily, dropping Denises hand; you always appear at the wrong time.
The sound of a kiss interrupted the peasant, and echoed in Denises heart.
But Denises aunt restored order by arranging the whole party in a circle.
He was well aware that he would always find shelter under Denises roof, but he could not make up his mind to live at her expense.
Auguste was deeply moved by Denises affecting offer; but he contented himself with pressing her hand and heaving a profound sigh.
- Maurice (mɔris). 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. One of the leading Nabis, he defined a picture as "essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order"
- Saint Denis or Saint Denys 3rd century ad, first bishop of Paris; patron saint of France. Feast day: Oct 9
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Word Origin and History for denises
fem. form of masc. proper name Dennis. Little used in U.S. before 1920s; was at its most popular (top 50) for girls born between 1951 and 1973.
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