Dictionary.com

widowhood

[ wid-oh-hood ]
/ ˈwɪd oʊˌhʊd /
Save This Word!

noun
the state or a period of being a widow or, sometimes, a widower.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of widowhood

before 900; Middle English wid(e)wehood,Old English widuwanhād, equivalent to widuwan, genitive singular of widuwewidow + -hād-hood
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use widowhood in a sentence

FEEDBACK