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pri·ma donna

 (prē′mə, prĭm′ə)
n.
1. The leading woman soloist in an opera company.
2. A temperamental, conceited person.

[Italian : prima, feminine of primo, first + donna, lady.]
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prima donna

(ˈpriːmə ˈdɒnə)
n, pl prima donnas
1. (Classical Music) a female operatic star; diva
2. informal a temperamental person
[C19: from Italian: first lady]
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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]
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prima donna

- Meaning "principal female singer in an opera," it is from the same Italian phrase meaning "first lady"; the meaning "temperamental person" was first recorded in 1834.
See also related terms for opera.
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prima donna

An Italian phrase meaning first lady, used to mean a female opera star or a person who is temperamental and hard to work with.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prima donna - a vain and temperamental person
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.prima donna - a distinguished female operatic singerprima donna - a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
opera star, operatic star - singer of lead role in an opera
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prima donna

noun diva, star, leading lady, female lead her career as prima donna with the opera company
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Translations
المُغَنِّيَة الأولى في الأوبرا
první pěvkyně
primadonna
primadonna
prímadonna, aîalsöngkona
primadona
baş kadın oyuncu

prima donna

[ˈpriːməˈdɒnə] N (prima donna or prima donnas (pl)) → primadonna f, diva f (fig) → persona f difícil, persona f de reacciones imprevisibles
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prima donna

[ˌpriːməˈdɒnə] n (= singer) → prima donna f
to behave like a prima donna (fig)se comporter comme une diva
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

prima donna

n (lit, fig)Primadonna f
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prima donna

[ˈpriːməˈdɒnə] nprimadonna
she is a real prima donna (pej) → fa la primadonna
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

prima

(ˈpriːmə) : prima ballerina
the leading female dancer in a ballet company.
prima donna (-ˈdonə)
a leading female opera singer.
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