Part of speech: noun

The wife of a count, or, in Great Britain, of an earl.

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Usage examples "countess":

  1. Amongst other pious persons in this city, they had an introduction to the Countess de Sellon. - "Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel", John Yeardley.
  2. I was afraid of the major and the countess, who were a few yards in front of us, turning round .... - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  3. If the Countess had Kathleen's address, she would try to call on her, some time. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.