[ in-fan-tuh ]

  1. a daughter of the king of Spain or of Portugal.

  2. an infante's wife.

Origin of infanta

1595–1605; <Spanish or Portuguese; feminine of infante

Words Nearby infanta Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use infanta in a sentence

  • Portions of the painting – the infanta herself; her dog and dwarf – have suffered that fate, but the whole has mostly escaped it.

    Greater Than The Mona Lisa | Blake Gopnik | January 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The infanta Margaret had indeed, at the time of her marriage, renounced her rights to the kingdom of her forefathers.

  • And now that the infanta is become our Queen, she is come to have a whole hen or goose to her table, which is not ordinary.

  • He alarmed King James with fantastic accounts of conspiracies for the infanta's succession.

    Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
  • Then my infanta and I will be thoroughly cosy together, and get some surprises ready for the others.

    Magnum Bonum | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The young girl felt immensely flattered: the first portrait a duchess, the second an infanta, the third herself!

    The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 | Armando Palacio Valds

British Dictionary definitions for infanta


/ (ɪnˈfæntə) /

  1. a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal

  2. (formerly) the wife of an infante

Origin of infanta

C17: from Spanish or Portuguese, feminine of infante

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