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Definition of madonna noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    madonna

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//məˈdɒnə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈdɑːnə//
     
     
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  1. 1 the Madonna [singular] the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ
  2. 2[countable] a statue or picture of the Virgin Mary a madonna and child
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (as a respectful form of address to an Italian woman): Italian, from ma (old form of mia ‘my’) + donna ‘lady’ (from Latin domina).
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