A very successful singer of nonoperatic music: a jazz diva. (noun)
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Use "diva" in a sentence
"You know, Diana Ross said you've got to earn the title diva, and it's okay."
"But I certainly don't like and I've never been a person who has what they call 'diva behavior,' which is something they tried to pin on me for a long time, she told the magazine."
"I was apprehensive about the title because the word diva has a negative connotation."