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n. Abbr. Mlles
Plural of Mademoiselle.
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(ˌmeɪdmwəˈzɛl; French medmwazɛl)
the plural of mademoiselle
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(ˌmæd ə məˈzɛl, ˌmæd mwə-, mæmˈzɛl)

n., pl. mademoiselles,
mes•de•moi•selles (ˌmeɪ də məˈzɛl, -ˈzɛlz, ˌmeɪd mwə-)
1. (often cap.) a French title equivalent to Miss. Abbr.: Mlle.
2. a French governess.
[1635–45; < French; Old French ma damoisele my noble young lady; see madame, damsel]
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References in classic literature ?
"But, mesdemoiselles, you will be still beautiful!"
"Mesdemoiselles de Mancini, will they be with them?"
"You are very silent to-day, mesdemoiselles," she said, after advancing a little way among her companions.