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Don·na

 (dŏn′ə, dōn′nä)
n.
Used as a courtesy title before the name of a woman in an Italian-speaking area.

[Italian, from Latin domina; see Doña.]

Donna

(ˈdɒnə; Italian ˈdɔnna)
n
an Italian title of address equivalent to Madam, indicating respect
[C17: from Italian, from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus lord, master]

don•na

(ˈdɔn nɑ)

n., pl. -nas.
1. (cap.) Madam; Lady: an Italian title of respect prefixed to the given name of a woman.
2. an Italian lady.
[1660–70; < Italian < Latin domina, feminine of dominus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.donna - an Italian woman of rankdonna - an Italian woman of rank    
Italian - the Romance language spoken in Italy
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
References in classic literature ?
Our young prima donna shall come in the evening, and sing to us.
Tupman said nothing; but he thought of Donna Christina, the stomach pump, and the fountain; and his eyes filled with tears.
I binna frighted at Adam," said Ben, "but I donna mind sayin' as I'll let 't alone at your askin', Seth.