Definition of Marquise

1. Noun. A noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess.




2. Noun. Permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc..
Exact synonyms: Marquee
Generic synonyms: Canopy

Definition of Marquise

1. n. The wife of a marquis; a marchioness.

Definition of Marquise

1. Noun. A marchioness, especially one who is French ¹

2. Noun. A marquee ¹

3. Noun. (context: jewelry) An oval cut diamond with pointed ends ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marquise

1. the wife or widow of a marquis [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marquise

marquees
marques
marquess
marquessate
marquessates
marquesses
marqueterie
marqueteries
marquetries
marquetry
marquis
marquisate
marquisates
marquisdom
marquisdoms
marquise (current term)
marquises
marquisette
marquisettes
marquisship
marra
marram
marrams
marranos
marras
marred
marrels
marrer
marrers
marri

Literary usage of Marquise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1872)
"Par la marquise Campana de Cavelli. Paris, 1871. Tomes I. II. 4to. ,^ ' ^ FOR this splendid monument to the memory of the Stuarts we are indebted to the ..."

2. Women of Versailles: The Court of Louis XIV. by Imbert de Saint-Amand, Elizabeth Gilbert Martin (1893)
"Impatient to meet again the new marquise, he left the army September 1, 1745, ... The marquise de Pompadour was presented September 15, conformably to the ..."

3. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"marquise. A letter that I received last night informed me that you did. ... marquise. I came hero to propose that my grandson should go back with me. ..."

4. Béatrix by Honoré de Balzac (1895)
"LA marquise BEATRIX. " I PROMISED you this tale of the past, and here it is," said Camille: "The person from whom I received that letter yesterday, ..."

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