Part of speech: noun

the wife or widow of a marquis

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Usage examples "marchioness":

  1. The fair marchioness sometimes gave me a kiss, but this was not enough for me. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. I shall never forget the first day I spent with a marchioness, two duchesses, and no end of Ladies This and That. - "Misalliance", George Bernard Shaw.
  3. Janet was plainly reminding herself that she must not forget that she was a lady and a marchioness. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.