viscountess

[ vahy-koun-tis ]
/ ˈvaɪˌkaʊn tɪs /
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noun

the wife or widow of a viscount.
a woman holding in her own right a rank equivalent to that of a viscount.

Nearby words

  1. viscosity,
  2. viscosity index,
  3. viscount,
  4. viscount melville sound,
  5. viscountcy,
  6. viscounty,
  7. viscous,
  8. viscous flow,
  9. viscously,
  10. visct

Origin of viscountess

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at viscount, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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British Dictionary definitions for viscountess

viscountess

/ (ˈvaɪkaʊntɪs) /

noun

the wife or widow of a viscount
a woman who holds the rank of viscount in her own right
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