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di·va

 (dē′və)
n. pl. di·vas or di·ve (-vā)
1. An operatic prima donna.
2. A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva.
3. Slang One who demands that attention be paid to his or her needs, especially without regard to anyone else's needs or feelings.

[Italian, from Latin dīva, goddess, feminine of dīvus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

diva

(ˈdiːvə)
n, pl -vas or -ve (-vɪ)
(Classical Music) a highly distinguished female singer; prima donna
[C19: via Italian from Latin: a goddess, from dīvus divine]

pri•ma don•na

(ˌpri mə ˈdɒn ə, ˌprɪm ə)

n., pl. prima don•nas.
1. a first or principal female singer of an opera company.
2. a vain, temperamental person who expects privileged treatment.
[1760–70; < Italian: literally, first lady; see prime, duenna]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diva - a distinguished female operatic singerdiva - a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
opera star, operatic star - singer of lead role in an opera

diva

noun singer, opera singer, prima donna, songstress, cantatrice the Grammy-award winning diva
Translations
díva

diva

[ˈdiːvə] N (divas or dive (pl)) [ˈdiːvɪ]diva f

diva

[ˈdiːvə] n (= opera singer) → diva f

diva

nDiva f, → Primadonna f
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