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Definition of "grande" []

  • A woman regarded as the most experienced, prominent, or venerable member of her profession, etc (noun)
  • Of a cup of coffee at Starbucks; smaller than venti but larger than tall, usually 16 ounces. No coffee vendor other than Starbucks uses "Grande" to mean large. (adjective)

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Use "grande" in a sentence
  • "This gentleman is a _grande segnore, grande segnore, grande segnore_; and this lady a _granda dama, granda dama."
  • "Lady Townley was not only beyond my powers, but has never been seen on the English stage since the days of Mrs. Abington and Miss Farren, the latter elegant and spirited actress being held by those who had seen both less like the original great lady than her predecessor; while even the Théâtre Français, where consummate study and reverend tradition of elder art still prevail, has lost more and more the secret of _la grande manière_ in a gradual descent from the _grande dame_ of Mademoiselle"
  • "And by the way, grande is Spanish for large, not medium."