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Definition of Duenna

Duenna
Duenna Du*en"na, n.; pl. Duennas. [Sp. due[~n]a, do[~n]a, fr. L. domina. See Dame.] 1. The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain. --Brande. 2. An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family. --Brande & C. 3. Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess. --Arbuthnot.

Meaning of Duenna from wikipedia

- which they attributed the word duenna, a misspelling of the Spanish word "dueña". By an extended usage the word duenna has come to mean a young woman's...
- The Duenna is a three-act comic opera, mostly composed by Thomas Linley the elder and his son, Thomas Linley the younger, to an English-language libretto...
- and the power of her family. Her Spanish retinue was supervised by her duenna, Elvira Manuel. Then-15-year-old Catherine met Arthur on 4 November 1501...
- honesty" if the marriage had not been consummated as Catherine and her duenna claimed, but Henry VII and the Spanish amb****ador set out instead to obtain...
- Bret remain behind, and Cyrano confesses his love for Roxane. Roxane's duenna then arrives, and asks where Roxane may meet Cyrano privately. Lignière...
- Brinsley Sheridan's ballad opera libretto for Thomas Linley the younger's The Duenna. Prokofiev began the work in 1940, and it was in rehearsal that year, but...
- George, Ringo and Bert John Lennon Young Vic Twelfth Night Fabian The Duenna Doom Doom Doom Royal Court Theatre Ot****o 1984 Blood Brothers Eddie UK...
- Millett as Robert Morton J.L. Powell as President Dominguez Annette Perry as Duenna Munden p.929 Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog...
- (c.after 1444–c.after 1506) was a Spanish court official. She served as duenna of Catherine of Aragon. Elvira Manuel was a Castilian noblewoman, married...
- is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna, and A Trip to Scarborough. He was also a Whig MP for 32 years in the British...
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