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 (mär-kā′zə, -kĕ′zä)
n. pl. mar·che·se (-zā, -zĕ)
1. The wife or widow of a marchese.
2. An Italian noblewoman ranking above a countess and below a princess.
3. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

[Italian, feminine of marchese, marchese; see marchese.]


n, pl -se (-ze)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Italy) the wife or widow of a marchese; marchioness


(mɑrˈkeɪ zə)

n., pl. -se (-zā).
1. an Italian noblewoman equivalent in rank to a marquise.
2. the wife or widow of a marchese.
[1790–1800; < Italian: feminine of marchese marchese]
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I shall not go out this evening; tell the carriage to go and fetch the Signora Marchesa," she said when the maid came.
Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati, 3rd Edition
com/rosemcgowan/status/942895485370605568) follow up tweet , McGowan apologized for mentioning the Marchesa brand.
McGowan also apologized for the line in her tweet which said that actresses should all wear Marchesa, the fashion line which Georgina Chapman, Weinstein's wife, established.
Maybe you should all wear Marchesa," McGowan continued, referring to the fashion line designed by Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.
The popular New York-based fashion house specialises in luxury womenswear, with founding British designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig creating a popular lifestyle brand over the past 12 years, including eveningwear, Marchesa Notte and Notte Bridal, handbags and shoes, as well as collections of both fine and fashion jewellery, according to a press statement.
The duchess teamed the tiara with a dress by Marchesa and a necklace borrowed from the Queen.
There was the perfectly preened and smoothed look, as seen at Balmain, Carolina Herrera and Marchesa, or the artfully messy wet-look vibe seen at Markus Lupfer.
Names including Ralph & Russo, Marchesa and Victoria Beckham are being bandied about.
Deepwater Horizon star Kate Hudson looked particularly fabulous in a slasheddown-to-here, slit-upto-there Marchesa gown with a floral garland.
A la izquierda, mas elegante, con un vestido de Marchesa.