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  • nounprincipal female performer
  • nountemperamental person

synonyms for prima donna

  • diva
  • first lady
  • headliner
  • lead vocalist
  • leading lady
  • opera singer
  • singer
  • soloist
  • star
  • superstar
  • superwoman
  • topliner
  • crybaby
  • conceited person
  • egotist
  • narcissist
  • princess
  • self-centered person
  • spoiled brat
  • vain person
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How to use prima donna in a sentence

The tenor dies; the prima donna appears to do the same, but the libretto consoles you by declaring that she only swoons.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
Prima facie, the verdict here is less favorable than in the previous case.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
He sang bravura airs with a facility of vocalisation any prima donna might have envied.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Even here the glorious voice of the prima donna floated clear as a silver bell.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
The young girl became, thanks to him, the celebrated prima donna of the Fenice theatre, at Venice in 1820.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Then he went behind the scenes, for he was known as the husband of the prima donna and was allowed access to her dressing-room.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
Donna Catherina will undertake to dress you, as human and female creatures are usually dressed.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
But Donna Catherina, with all her seeming naivet, exceeds him many a degree.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
It was a dismissal, immediate, discourteous, on the grounds that she was quite unequal to fill the position of prima donna.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
I can arrange matters with the manager of the theatre; you shall be reinstated as prima donna on better terms than before.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIMA DONNA

  • diva
  • ingenue
  • leading lady
  • prima donna
  • starlet
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