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ˈdʌtʃ ɪsduchess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duchessnoun

    the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right


  1. duchessnoun

    The female spouse or widow of a duke.

  2. duchessnoun

    The female ruler of a duchy (where women can reign).

  3. duchessverb

    to court or curry favour for political or business advantage; to flatter obsequiously.


  1. Duchess

    Duchess is a song by the English rock band Genesis, appearing as the second track on their 1980 album, Duke. It peaked at number 46 in the UK Singles Chart. Part of the album's "hidden suite" which also included "Behind the Lines", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels" and "Duke's End," the lyrics tell the story of the rise and fall of a diva, a "female rock star" from the beginning of her career, to her superstardom, to her decline in public opinion. It is the first Genesis song to use a drum machine. The video for the song shows Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford playing at various points around the Liverpool Empire Theatre and watching the Duchess perform her songs, Collins nodding his head in approval. The drum machine used in the song (Roland CR-78) is shown at the beginning of the video.


  1. duchess

    A duchess is a woman who holds the highest rank below a queen or the wife of a duke in the British nobility hierarchy or other European aristocracy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duchessnoun

    the wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right

  2. Etymology: [F. duchesse, fr. duc duke.]


  1. Duchess

    Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across from Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell. The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. duchess

    The feminine of Dutchman.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Duchess in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Duchess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Duchess in a Sentence

  1. Jebina Yasmin Islam:

    The Duke and Duchess have lost an amazing sister far too early... Sabina loved her family. The Duke and Duchess have lost The Duke and Duchess sister, my parents lost their daughter and my girls have lost such a brilliant, loving, caring auntie, this feels like The Duke and Duchess're stuck in a bad dream and The Duke and Duchess can't get out of it.

  2. Thomas Jr.:

    Its going be a slow, long process. He now seems particularly determined to mend fences between Duchess Meghan , 37 and their father. MEGHAN MARKLE HAS STRUGGLED WITH THE INTENSITY OF THE SPOTLIGHT, EXPERT SAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH TO ADVISE MEGHAN MARKLE ON THINGS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER, ROYAL EXPERT SAYS If something critical happens to our father, would Duchess Meghan , 37 show up ? I honestly dont think she would.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

    The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting the Duchess since the engagement of Their Royal Highnesses in November 2017, this long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess's work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage.

  4. Kensington Palace in late October:

    The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years. She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue, the Duchess will be commissioning contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector as well as from young people, parents, and teachers.

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