Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: governess
IPA transcription: [ɡ'ʌvɚnəs]
Pronunciations of governess
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: governess
    Meaning: a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home)
Usage examples
  • "A daily governess, I think you said?"
  • Lady Augusta is looking out for a daily governess."
  • A governess should make up her mind to do without a lover.
  • Of all men he was the last who could afford to marry a governess.
  • The dress was set right, but there was nearly a quarrel with the English governess.
  • A governess, if she were given to falling in love, could hardly perform her duties in life.
  • Wondering what had become of her father and her governess, Kitty had asked the nursemaid to look for them.
  • One dress, Tanya's, which the English governess had undertaken, cost Darya Alexandrovna much loss of temper.
  • That she did not grow up a country hoyden is to be explained by the strictness of her governess and the influence of her uncle.
  • There was the young girl going out to join her parents under the care of a severe governess, whom everybody on board rather pitied.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, License CC BY-SA 4.0