Definitions for Mamaˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ma•maˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ(n.)(pl.)-mas.
or mam•ma 1
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Ref: mother1. 1
Origin of mama:
1545–55; nursery word, with parallels in other European languages
ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy(noun)
informal terms for a mother
a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
mama(noun)ˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ
used by small children to mean mother
Mother, female parent.
Origin: Reduplication of ma; a trend present in many Indo-European languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.
"Mama" is a song by British pop group Spice Girls. It was written by the Spice Girls, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard, and produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice, released in November 1996. "Mama" is a pop ballad that features instrumentation from keyboards, a rhythm guitar, a cello, and a violin, and its lyrics deal with the difficulties in relationships between mothers and daughters that appear during adolescence. It was released as a double A-side with "Who Do You Think You Are", and became the official single of the 1997 Comic Relief. Its Big TV! directed music video, featured the group singing to an audience of children and their own mothers. Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, "Mama" was commercially successful. Released as the album's fourth single in March 1997, it became their fourth consecutive number-one single in the United Kingdom, which made the Spice Girls the first act in UK chart history to have its first four singles reach number one. It was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The single performed well internationally, reaching the top ten in many European countries and New Zealand, and the top fifteen in Australia.
Translations for Mama
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (name for one's) mother.
- ماما، أمّيArabic
- mamãePortuguese (BR)
- maminka, mamkaCzech
- die MamaGerman
- mama; morDanish
- mama, mamáSpanish
- majka, mamaCroatian
- anne, anaTurkish
- 媽媽Chinese (Trad.)
- امّاں، امّیUrdu
- 妈妈Chinese (Simp.)
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