noun, genitive Nor·mae [nawr-mee] /ˈnɔr mi/. Astronomy.
Origin of Norma1
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Contemporary Examples of norma
Glenn Close returns to Broadway for the first time since her star turn as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard 20 years ago.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
September 11, 2014
Psychologically, he exists somewhere on the spectrum between Norma Desmond and Alex DeLarge.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks
April 24, 2014
He was like Norma Desmond up there, still craving the spotlight after the spotlight had long since been dimmed.Did Chris Christie Turn a Blind Eye?
January 10, 2014
Equal parts compassionate and neurotic, Farmiga plays Norma with an intense level of adrenaline.
Like Norma, Farmiga is a mother who uses her real-life circumstances to fuel her performance.
Historical Examples of norma
If she were about to play Norma, it would be worth everything, but in this part—!The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals
Ann S. Stephens
In fact, "Norma" is good, and goes far to carry one out of the wilderness.The Citizen-Soldier
“Maybe they would like the name ‘Little Soldiers,’” ventured Norma.The Blue Birds' Winter Nest
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
With a sudden flash of intuition Norma Bonkowski flew to the manager.
"I will not—cannot—believe it," murmured Norma—in her best stage tones.
noun Latin genitive Normae (ˈnɔːmiː)
fem. proper name, probably from Latin norma (see norm).