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’
    • ‘‘I'm sorry mademoiselle but we can't sit you now,’ the lady said.’
    • ‘I asked, ‘Tell me, mademoiselle, I am at your disposal.’’
    • ‘‘Good night mademoiselle,’ Evan suavely kissed her hand.’
    • ‘‘Is there a problem, mademoiselle?’ asked Claude in his best attempt to nullify the situation.’
    • ‘I see it is mademoiselle's first visit to Paris.’
    • ‘Well, mademoiselle, I've afraid I must be off, if it's alright with you I'll escort you to your vehicle.’
    • ‘Anyway, mademoiselle, if you would like to sit down, dinner is about to be served.’
    • ‘Henri smiled in relief, ‘Beware mademoiselle, Master Dupoint wishes you to marry Master DeAngelo.’’
    • ‘It will surely be easy for one as talented as yourself, mademoiselle.’
    • ‘‘Good morning to you too, mademoiselle,’ said John in exaggerated courtesy.’
    • ‘‘Oui, mademoiselle,’ Claire answered in her flawless French accent.’
    • ‘‘Enchanté, mademoiselle,’ Etienne whispered, placing a feather-soft kiss on my knuckles, just like in all of the old movies.’
    • ‘‘Hello mademoiselle,’ I said as pleasantly and calmly as I could.’
    • ‘‘Mais oui,’ Zachary said with a fake French accent, ‘I live to make you smile, mademoiselle.’’
    • ‘‘Take a seat, mademoiselle,’ René said and pointed towards the chairs around the kitchen-dining room table.’
    • ‘Eric approached her at rehearsal that day, ‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’’
    • ‘I, mademoiselle, am your knight in shining armor.’
    • ‘‘Come this way, mademoiselle,’ he said, gesturing with his hand to follow.’
    • ‘We have come to speak with your father on matters of some importance, mademoiselle.’
    • ‘‘Oh, forgive me, mademoiselle,’ he said gallantly as it had just occurred to him that he had not introduced himself.’
    young woman, young lady, miss
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    1. 1.1 A young Frenchwoman.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The dear mademoiselle fainted at the height and I believe she is a tad ill.’
      • ‘The writer of this letter shall be the one to retrieve the mademoiselle from your custody as soon as possible, monsieur.’
      • ‘I looked over at the French mademoiselle resting on the sofa, and I knew the pain she felt.’
      • ‘She shakes her head and says, ‘No. I'm a Mademoiselle because I'm not married.’’
      • ‘Where was the gleaming new Citroën occupied by the leggy tanned mademoiselle of my dreams?’
      • ‘Met a pretty mademoiselle, her papa owned a small hotel.’
      • ‘However, you'd have to be an iller mademoiselle than I seem to be at present to be in this locale and remain unmoved.’
      • ‘So up I leapt to defend the honour of a mademoiselle in distress.’
      • ‘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.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Mademoiselle

/madmwazɛl//ˌmad(ə)mwəˈzɛl/