Definition of prima donna assoluta in English:

prima donna assoluta

noun

  • A prima donna of outstanding excellence.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. From Italian prima donna assoluta (although this is apparently first attested later: 1904 or earlier) from prima donna + assoluta, feminine of assoluto.

Pronunciation

prima donna assoluta

/ˌpriːmə ˈdɒnə(r) ˌasəˈl(j)uːtə/