Definition of Mademoiselle in English:

Mademoiselle

noun

  • 1A title or form of address used of or to an unmarried French-speaking woman, corresponding to Miss.

    ‘Mademoiselle Rossignol’
    • ‘‘Come this way, mademoiselle,’ he said, gesturing with his hand to follow.’
    • ‘‘Enchanté, mademoiselle,’ Etienne whispered, placing a feather-soft kiss on my knuckles, just like in all of the old movies.’
    • ‘‘Take a seat, mademoiselle,’ René said and pointed towards the chairs around the kitchen-dining room table.’
    • ‘I, mademoiselle, am your knight in shining armor.’
    • ‘‘Good morning to you too, mademoiselle,’ said John in exaggerated courtesy.’
    • ‘Anyway, mademoiselle, if you would like to sit down, dinner is about to be served.’
    • ‘‘Hello mademoiselle,’ I said as pleasantly and calmly as I could.’
    • ‘It will surely be easy for one as talented as yourself, mademoiselle.’
    • ‘Well, mademoiselle, I've afraid I must be off, if it's alright with you I'll escort you to your vehicle.’
    • ‘Henri smiled in relief, ‘Beware mademoiselle, Master Dupoint wishes you to marry Master DeAngelo.’’
    • ‘‘I'm sorry mademoiselle but we can't sit you now,’ the lady said.’
    • ‘I see it is mademoiselle's first visit to Paris.’
    • ‘Eric approached her at rehearsal that day, ‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’’
    • ‘‘Mais oui,’ Zachary said with a fake French accent, ‘I live to make you smile, mademoiselle.’’
    • ‘‘Good night mademoiselle,’ Evan suavely kissed her hand.’
    • ‘‘Oh, forgive me, mademoiselle,’ he said gallantly as it had just occurred to him that he had not introduced himself.’
    • ‘I asked, ‘Tell me, mademoiselle, I am at your disposal.’’
    • ‘‘Is there a problem, mademoiselle?’ asked Claude in his best attempt to nullify the situation.’
    • ‘‘Oui, mademoiselle,’ Claire answered in her flawless French accent.’
    • ‘We have come to speak with your father on matters of some importance, mademoiselle.’
    young woman, young lady, miss
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    1. 1.1 A young Frenchwoman.
      • ‘She shakes her head and says, ‘No. I'm a Mademoiselle because I'm not married.’’
      • ‘The writer of this letter shall be the one to retrieve the mademoiselle from your custody as soon as possible, monsieur.’
      • ‘Met a pretty mademoiselle, her papa owned a small hotel.’
      • ‘So up I leapt to defend the honour of a mademoiselle in distress.’
      • ‘I looked over at the French mademoiselle resting on the sofa, and I knew the pain she felt.’
      • ‘However, you'd have to be an iller mademoiselle than I seem to be at present to be in this locale and remain unmoved.’
      • ‘The dear mademoiselle fainted at the height and I believe she is a tad ill.’
      • ‘Where was the gleaming new Citroën occupied by the leggy tanned mademoiselle of my dreams?’
      • ‘In her flapper-age bathing costume, Mayerova dances simultaneously as a machine and a mademoiselle, as an athlete and an advertisement for the modernist revolution.’
      • ‘To start I had a large bowl of mussels, while mademoiselle enjoyed a tomato stuffed with goat's cheese.’
      • ‘There was no way that she, Kim, mademoiselle extraordinaire, would do such a thing.’
    2. 1.2 A female French teacher in an English-speaking school.
      • ‘On the other hand, Mademoiselle, the French teacher, was perfectly understandable even when speaking English.’
      • ‘Well mademoiselle Dorianna you won't have a hard time teaching French this year like you did last year.’
      • ‘While there is nothing interesting going on in the school (all the pupils are gone for the summer, and all the teachers, too, save for Mademoiselle, the French teacher), Mademoiselle is a nice enough lady, and not at all restrictive for as long as they behave themselves.’

Origin

French, from ma ‘my’ + demoiselle ‘damsel’.

Pronunciation

Mademoiselle

/ˌmad(ə)mwəˈzɛl//madmwazɛl/