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



    BrE BrE//mɑːˈkiːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrˈkiːz//
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  1. 1the wife of a marquis
  2. 2a woman who has the rank of a marquis
  3. compare marchioness
    Word Origin early 17th cent.: French, feminine of marquis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marquise