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prima donna

noun as in principal female performer

noun as in temperamental person

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Allen Barra blasts him for being a mediocre prima donna who will be beaten by the Jets.

How do you think that shyness played out during the 2008 season when he was accused of being a prima donna?

The tenor dies; the prima donna appears to do the same, but the libretto consoles you by declaring that she only swoons.

He sang bravura airs with a facility of vocalisation any prima donna might have envied.

Even here the glorious voice of the prima donna floated clear as a silver bell.

The young girl became, thanks to him, the celebrated prima donna of the Fenice theatre, at Venice in 1820.

It was a dismissal, immediate, discourteous, on the grounds that she was quite unequal to fill the position of prima donna.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prima donna, such as: diva, first lady, headliner, leading lady, lead vocalist, and opera singer.

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