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di·va

 (dē′və)
n. pl. di·vas or di·ve (-vā)
1. An operatic prima donna.
2. A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva.
3. Slang One who demands that attention be paid to his or her needs, especially without regard to anyone else's needs or feelings.

[Italian, from Latin dīva, goddess, feminine of dīvus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]
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diva

(ˈdiːvə)
n, pl -vas or -ve (-vɪ)
(Classical Music) a highly distinguished female singer; prima donna
[C19: via Italian from Latin: a goddess, from dīvus divine]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diva - a distinguished female operatic singerdiva - a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
opera star, operatic star - singer of lead role in an opera
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diva

noun singer, opera singer, prima donna, songstress, cantatrice the Grammy-award winning diva
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Translations
díva

diva

[ˈdiːvə] N (divas or dive (pl)) [ˈdiːvɪ]diva f
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diva

[ˈdiːvə] n (= opera singer) → diva f
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diva

nDiva f, → Primadonna f
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References in classic literature ?
And it had needed Carlotta's incomprehensible and inexcusable absence from this gala night for the little Daae, at a moment's warning, to show all that she could do in a part of the program reserved for the Spanish diva! Well, what the subscribers wanted to know was, why had Debienne and Poligny applied to Daae, when Carlotta was taken ill?
"Mademoiselle," replied the young man, kneeling on one knee and pressing a fervent kiss on the diva's hand, "I AM THE LITTLE BOY WHO WENT INTO THE SEA TO RESCUE YOUR SCARF."
Shall we give a supper on Sunday for the diva?" he said to him with a smile, taking his arm.
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Brian, who lives in Rochdale with his partner Danielle Parkinson, says the former Celebrity Big Brother star is swiftly blocked if she becomes too much of a diva. He joked: "She gets removed when she's rude.
Nehal Chudasama from Mumbai was crowned the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe 2018 at a star-studded finale in Mumbai on Friday night.
Gemma, 37, insisted: "Arg is a bigger diva than me.
But they will soon be sharing the spotlight with some of the biggest female icons in the music world, both alive and dead, for a Diva Show, which will open on Friday night.
These and more thoughts run through the minds of our divas during the play, and it's a joy to follow their cheeky mindset.