a distinguished female singer; prima donna.
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How to use diva in a sentence
Workers who come in direct contact with performers need an even temperament and a long fuse, always at the ready to soothe diva behavior.
When people say Jennifer Lopez is a diva in 2021, they mean that she’s an icon, a goddess.The Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck recoupling is the greatest gossip story we’ve had in years | Constance Grady | August 24, 2021 | Vox
She had worked as a beautician since high school, first at flagship boutiques in the city and later for the disco diva Carol Douglas and on the sets of Spike Lee films.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic | by Ava Kofman | November 30, 2020 | ProPublica
He kept getting traded, his numbers weren’t all too flashy, he seemed like a diva … funny how winning can change all of that.
At this lively club, drag queen divas perform on a nightly basis.Chicago: A Midwestern Jewel for the LGBTQ Community | LGBTQ-Editor | July 11, 2020 | No Straight News
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
“She not only won the biggest singing competition in the world, her song “diva” became a trans anthem,” said Kallai.Trans in the Holy Land: ‘Marzipan Flowers,’ Tal Kallai, and the Shattering of Israel’s LGBT Taboos | Itay Hod | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the fashion shoot beforehand, he was puppyish energy and charm—no diva-ishness, just fast, funny, and co-operative.
But for true diva status, you need to hurl a phone at an assistant (Naomi Campbell).
Brutally, Ms. Grande, to be a true diva you need to have lived a bit.
From a distance came the divine notes of the diva uplifted in some passionate love song.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
When a diva who looks like a hippo surprises us by singing like a canary—that is something remarkable.Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
Her delivery of 'Casta diva' is a transcendent effort of vocalization.Great Singers, Second Series | George T. Ferris
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
We went to the new diva, who did not await our coming, but stepped towards us, with both hands extended.A Top-Floor Idyl | George van Schaick
British Dictionary definitions for diva
a highly distinguished female singer; prima donna
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