Fraulein


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Fräu·lein

 (froi′līn′, frou′-)
n. pl. Fräulein Abbr. Frl.
1. Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the name of an unmarried woman or girl. See Usage Note at miss2.
2. fräulein Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman in a German-speaking area.
3. Chiefly British A German governess.

[German, diminutive of Frau, woman; see Frau.]

Fräulein

(German ˈfrɔylain; English ˈfrɔːlaɪn; ˈfraʊ-)
n, pl -lein or English -leins
1. an unmarried German woman: formerly used as a title equivalent to Miss. Abbreviation: Frl
2. fraulein informal any young German woman
[from Middle High German vrouwelīn, diminutive of vrouwe lady]

Fräu•lein

(ˈfrɔɪ laɪn or, often, ˈfrɔ-, ˈfraʊ-)

n., pl. -leins, -lein.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for an unmarried woman.
[1685–95; < German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fraulein - a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
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There were two young girls, both fair and one of them very pretty, whom Philip heard addressed as Fraulein Hedwig and Fraulein Cacilie.
Afterwards, when they had sat for a little on the stiff green velvet chairs of the drawing-room, Fraulein Anna asked Philip if he would like to go for a walk with them.
Philip walked by the side of Anna and Fraulein Hedwig.
Munt, and tap surreptitiously when the tunes come--of course, not so as to disturb the others--; or like Helen, who can see heroes and shipwrecks in the music's flood; or like Margaret, who can only see the music; or like Tibby, who is profoundly versed in counterpoint, and holds the full score open on his knee; or like their cousin, Fraulein Mosebach, who remembers all the time that Beethoven is "echt Deutsch"; or like Fraulein Mosebach's young man, who can remember nothing but Fraulein Mosebach: in any case, the passion of your life becomes more vivid, and you are bound to admit that such a noise is cheap at two shillings.
The music has evidently moved her deeply," said Fraulein Mosebach.
The officers in the little room rose and saluted, the Fraulein acknowledging the courtesy with a bow and a slight smile.
Be seated, Fraulein," he said, and another officer brought her a chair.
Suppose Fraulein Wundermacher should pounce upon me suddenly from behind, coming up noiselessly in her galoshes, and shatter my castles with her customary triumphant "Fetzt halte ich dich aber fest
As the voices came round one corner, I whisked in my noiseless clothes round the next, and it was only Fraulein Wundermacher, a person of resource, who discovered that all she needed for my successful circumvention was galoshes.
Long ago," answered Rostov, "I have already been for the hay, and have seen Fraulein Mathilde.
The first picture is a full length of Aurelia Koslow, a German fraulein, or rather a half-breed between German and Russian.
Both in the office of the commissionaire and in that of the landlord it was whispered that, at seven o'clock that morning, the Fraulein had left the hotel, and set off, despite the rain, in the direction of the Hotel d'Angleterre.

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