Definition of Mademoiselle in English:

Mademoiselle

nounPlural mesdemoiselles, Plural Mesdemoiselles

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

    ‘Mademoiselle Rossignol’
    • ‘I see it is mademoiselle's first visit to Paris.’
    • ‘‘Good morning to you too, mademoiselle,’ said John in exaggerated courtesy.’
    • ‘‘I'm sorry mademoiselle but we can't sit you now,’ the lady said.’
    • ‘I, mademoiselle, am your knight in shining armor.’
    • ‘‘Oh, forgive me, mademoiselle,’ he said gallantly as it had just occurred to him that he had not introduced himself.’
    • ‘‘Come this way, mademoiselle,’ he said, gesturing with his hand to follow.’
    • ‘‘Oui, mademoiselle,’ Claire answered in her flawless French accent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have come to speak with your father on matters of some importance, mademoiselle.’
    • ‘‘Hello mademoiselle,’ I said as pleasantly and calmly as I could.’
    • ‘Henri smiled in relief, ‘Beware mademoiselle, Master Dupoint wishes you to marry Master DeAngelo.’’
    • ‘‘Is there a problem, mademoiselle?’ asked Claude in his best attempt to nullify the situation.’
    • ‘I asked, ‘Tell me, mademoiselle, I am at your disposal.’’
    • ‘Anyway, mademoiselle, if you would like to sit down, dinner is about to be served.’
    • ‘Eric approached her at rehearsal that day, ‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’’
    • ‘‘Good night mademoiselle,’ Evan suavely kissed her hand.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘‘Enchanté, mademoiselle,’ Etienne whispered, placing a feather-soft kiss on my knuckles, just like in all of the old movies.’
    young woman, young lady, miss
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    1. 1.1 A young Frenchwoman.
      • ‘I looked over at the French mademoiselle resting on the sofa, and I knew the pain she felt.’
      • ‘The writer of this letter shall be the one to retrieve the mademoiselle from your custody as soon as possible, monsieur.’
      • ‘So up I leapt to defend the honour of a mademoiselle in distress.’
      • ‘However, you'd have to be an iller mademoiselle than I seem to be at present to be in this locale and remain unmoved.’
      • ‘There was no way that she, Kim, mademoiselle extraordinaire, would do such a thing.’
      • ‘The dear mademoiselle fainted at the height and I believe she is a tad ill.’
      • ‘Met a pretty mademoiselle, her papa owned a small hotel.’
      • ‘To start I had a large bowl of mussels, while mademoiselle enjoyed a tomato stuffed with goat's cheese.’
      • ‘She shakes her head and says, ‘No. I'm a Mademoiselle because I'm not married.’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Where was the gleaming new Citroën occupied by the leggy tanned mademoiselle of my dreams?’
    2. 1.2 A female French teacher in an English-speaking school.
      • ‘Well mademoiselle Dorianna you won't have a hard time teaching French this year like you did last year.’
      • ‘On the other hand, Mademoiselle, the French teacher, was perfectly understandable even when speaking English.’
      • ‘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/