noun, plural di·vas, di·ve [dee-ve] /ˈdi vɛ/.
- diurnal parallax,
- div. in par. aeq.,
- divalproex sodium
Origin of diva
Examples from the Web for diva
People scream, the orchestra stops playing, and the stage manager whisks the diva into the wings.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“She not only won the biggest singing competition in the world, her song “Diva” became a trans anthem,” said Kallai.
Grande, who like Cyrus is 21, had been called a diva and was upset about it.
The problem is Grande has now painted herself into a bit of a nice-girl corner, which is a place no diva ever wants to be.
Yet the biggest change might be the curious disappearance of the diva, a type of singer who reigned supreme during the 1990s.
The Diva was, in the meantime, winning golden opinions on all sides.A Siren|Thomas Adolphus Trollope
But dear Diva would have to see the new frock to-morrow afternoon, at the latest, when she came to the bridge-party.
Signor Graziano rose, a little stiffly, and led the pretty withered little Diva to the piano.Tales from Many Sources|Various
To me her scales and exercises sounded more entrancing than any diva's rendering of masterpieces, I think.A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
“Dear Diva; she loves a good gossip,” said Miss Mapp effusively.
noun plural -vas or -ve (-vɪ)
Word Origin for diva
"distinguished woman singer, prima donna," 1883, from Italian diva "goddess, fine lady," from Latin diva "goddess," fem. of divus "divine (one);" see divine (adj.).