Definitions for madonnaməˈdɒn ə

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  1. Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna(noun)

    the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics

  2. Madonna, Madonna Louise Ciccone(noun)

    United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)

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  1. Madonna(ProperNoun)

    The Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

  2. Madonna(ProperNoun)

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  3. madonna(Noun)

    A one-footed lien to tail trick, where the front foot is taken off and kicked out straight down behind the board.

  4. Origin: From madonna, from Old ma + donna. The given name is derived from the English term, not used as a given name in Italy.

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  1. Madonna(noun)

    my lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English

  2. Madonna(noun)

    a picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe)

  3. Origin: [It. madonna my lady. See Dame, Donna, and cf. Madame, Monkey.]

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  1. Madonna

    Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American actress, author, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and singer-songwriter. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance and performed in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy. In 1982, Madonna signed to Sire Records and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She has since released a series of successful albums, including the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor. Many of her songs peaked atop record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. She attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy.

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  1. Madonna

    is the name given to pictures of the Virgin with the infant Christ, and more generally to all sacred pictures in which the Virgin is a prominent figure; the Virgin has been a favourite subject of art from the earliest times, the first representation of her being, according to legend, by St. Luke; different countries and schools have depicted their Madonnas, each in its own characteristic style; the greatest of all are the Sistine and Della Sedia of Raphael.


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