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

/madmwazɛl//ˌmad(ə)mwəˈzɛl/