Madonna


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Ma·don·na

 (mə-dŏn′ə)
n.
1. The Virgin Mary, especially as depicted in art.
2. An image or figure of the Virgin Mary.
3. Obsolete Used as a form of polite address for a woman, especially in an Italian-speaking area.

[Italian, from Old Italian : ma- (variant of mia, my, from Latin mea; see Madame) + donna, lady (from Latin domina; see Madame).]

Madonna

(məˈdɒnə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) chiefly RC Church a designation of the Virgin Mary
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (sometimes not capital) a picture or statue of the Virgin Mary
[C16: Italian, from ma my + donna lady]

Madonna

(məˈdɒnə)
n
(Biography) full name Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. born 1958, US rock singer and film actress. Her records include Like a Virgin (1985), Like a Prayer (1989), Ray of Light (1998), Music (2000), and MDNA (2012). Her films include Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Evita (1996)

Ma•don•na

(məˈdɒn ə)

n.
1. the Virgin Mary.
2. a picture or statue representing the Virgin Mary.
3. (l.c.) Archaic. an Italian title of formal address to a woman.
[1575–85; < Italian: my lady]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Madonna - the mother of JesusMadonna - the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
2.Madonna - United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Translations
السيِّدَه العَذْراء
madona
Jomfru MariaMadonna
Madonna
madonna, María mey
Madona
madonna
Madona
Meryem Ana

Madonna

[məˈdɒnə] NVirgen f

Madonna

[məˈdɒnə] n (RELIGION)Madone f

Madonna

nMadonna f; (= picture)Madonnenbild nt, → Madonna f; (= statue also)Madonnenfigur f

Madonna

(məˈdonə) noun
(with the) the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, especially as shown in works of art. a painting of the Madonna and Child.
References in classic literature ?
Thus he would refer to the shape of Madonna Lampiada's sumptuous eyelids, and to her shell-like ears, to the correct length and shape of Madonna Amororrisca's nose, to the lily tower of Madonna Verdespina's throat; nor would the unabashed old Florentine shrink from calling attention to the unfairness of Madonna Selvaggia's covering up her dainty bosom, just as he was about to discourse upon "those two hills of snow and of roses with two little crowns of fine rubies on their peaks.
This commodious ottoman has since been removed, to the extreme regret of all weak-kneed lovers of the fine arts, but the gentleman in question had taken serene possession of its softest spot, and, with his head thrown back and his legs outstretched, was staring at Murillo's beautiful moon-borne Madonna in profound enjoyment of his posture.
Pontellier liked to sit and gaze at her fair companion as she might look upon a faultless Madonna.
As he wearily closed his eyes again, before I could answer, and as he did most assuredly bore me, I sat silent, and looked up at the Madonna and Child by Raphael.
His face, composed of red and white, like that of the Madonna of Vandyke, was furrowed by two silver rivulets which had dug their beds in his cheeks, as full formerly as they had become flabby since his grief began.
A very pretty curly-headed boy with a look of the Christ in the Sistine Madonna was depicted playing at stick and ball.
Second-Cousin the most perfect young Madonna I ever saw?
Leslie, slowly finding herself amid the new conditions of her life, hovered over it, like a beautiful, golden-crowned Madonna.
In front of the house the long borders have been stocked with larkspurs, annual and perennial, columbines, giant poppies, pinks, Madonna lilies, wallflowers, hollyhocks, perennial phloxes, peonies, lavender, starworts, cornflowers, Lychnis chalcedonica, and bulbs packed in wherever bulbs could go.
I'm sure I am," echoed Amy, poring over the engraved copy of the Madonna and Child, which her mother had given her in a pretty frame.
Paint us an angel, if you can, with a floating violet robe, and a face paled by the celestial light; paint us yet oftener a Madonna, turning her mild face upward and opening her arms to welcome the divine glory; but do not impose on us any aesthetic rules which shall banish from the region of Art those old women scraping carrots with their work-worn hands, those heavy clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot-house, those rounded backs and stupid weather-beaten faces that have bent over the spade and done the rough work of the world--those homes with their tin pans, their brown pitchers, their rough curs, and their clusters of onions.
John," some Della Robbia babies, and some Guido Reni Madonnas.