Definition of vicomtesse in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvēkômˈtes/ /ˌvikɔmˈtɛs/


  • A French noblewoman corresponding in rank to a viscountess.

    as title ‘among others who came to support this good cause were the French Ambassador and Vicomtesse Luc de la Barre de Nanteuil’
    • ‘In the Frick Collection's Vicomtesse Othenin d' Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine de Broglie, the curving shape of the flirtatious vicomtesse forms a kind of delightful question mark.’
    • ‘I have seen older references (nineteenth century) that designated the daughters of comtes as vicomtesses but question their accuracy.’