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pri·ma don·na / ˌprimə ˈdänə; ˌprēmə/ • n. the chief female singer in an opera or opera company. ∎  a very temperamental person with an inflated view of their own talent or importance. DERIVATIVES: pri·ma don·na-ish adj.

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prima donna

prima donna the chief female singer in an opera or opera company; in extended use, a very temperamental person with an inflated view of their own talent or importance.

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Prima Donna

Prima Donna. Comic opera in 1 act by A. Benjamin to lib. by Cedric Cliffe. Comp. 1933, prod. London 1949, Philadelphia 1955.

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prima donna (It.). First lady. Orig. the chief woman singer in an opera cast, but term has been generalized to mean a leading woman singer. Thus, for orig. meaning, one has to use term prima donna assoluta, ‘the absolute first lady’. The same process has occurred in ballet with prima ballerina assoluta.

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prima donna XVIII. — It., ‘first lady’.

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