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I disliked singing in English and neither liked the story nor the character of Cressida.
Walter Legge

Meaning of "Cressida" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRESSIDA

Cressida  [ˈkrɛsɪdə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRESSIDA

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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cressida is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRESSIDA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cressida

Cressida

Cressida is a character who appears in many Medieval and Renaissance retellings of the story of the Trojan War. She is a Trojan woman, the daughter of Calchas a priestly defector to the Greeks. She falls in love with Troilus the youngest son of King Priam, and pledges everlasting love, but when she is sent to the Greeks as part of a hostage exchange, she forms a liaison with the Greek warrior Diomedes. The character's name is derived from that of Chryseis, a character who appears in the Iliad but has no connection with Troilus, Diomedes or Calchas. Indeed, the story of Troilus and Cressida does not appear in any Greek legends but was invented by the twelfth century French poet Benoît de Sainte-Maure in the Roman de Troie. The woman in the love triangle is here called not Cressida but Briseida, a name derived from that of Briseis, a different character in the Iliad, who again is neither related to Calchas nor involved in any love affairs with Troilus or Diomedes.

Definition of Cressida in the English dictionary

The definition of Cressida in the dictionary is a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRESSIDA


Ada
ˈeɪdə
aider
ˈeɪdə
bidder
ˈbɪdə
collider
kəˈlaɪdə
consider
kənˈsɪdə
Ede
ˈeɪdə
Florida
ˈflɒrɪdə
Grenada
ɡrɛˈneɪdə
Ida
ˈaɪdə
insider
ˌɪnˈsaɪdə
outsider
ˌaʊtˈsaɪdə
provider
prəˈvaɪdə
raider
ˈreɪdə
reconsider
ˌriːkənˈsɪdə
reseda
ˈrɛsɪdə
rider
ˈraɪdə
sida
ˈsaɪdə
slider
ˈslaɪdə
spider
ˈspaɪdə
trader
ˈtreɪdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRESSIDA

Cres.
cresc
crescendi
crescendo
crescent
crescent moon
crescent roll
crescent-shaped
crescentade
crescentic
crescive
crescively
crescograph
cresol
cress
Cressent
cresset
Cressid
Cressy

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRESSIDA

al-Qaida
Amida
asafoetida
Bethsaida
Bida
Blida
candida
corrida
Derrida
gravida
Haida
Lleida
Oneida
Ouida
qasida
querida
Saida
spina bifida
the Oneida
zenaida

Synonyms and antonyms of Cressida in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Cressida» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRESSIDA

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The translations of Cressida from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Cressida» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

克瑞西达
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Cressida
570 millions of speakers

English

Cressida
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रेसिडा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كريسيدا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Крессида
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Cressida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্রেসিডা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Cressida
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cressida
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cressida
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クレシダ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Cressida
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cressida
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Cressida
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரெஸிடா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रेसिडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cressida
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cressida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Cressida
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Крессида
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Cressida
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Χρυσηίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Cressida
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Cressida
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cressida
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Cressida

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Walter Legge
I disliked singing in English and neither liked the story nor the character of Cressida.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRESSIDA»

Discover the use of Cressida in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Cressida and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Troilus and Cressida
Although one of his lesser known plays, Shakespeare's considerable abilities as a playwright are readily apparent in Troilus and Cressida.
William Shakespeare, 2010
2
Cressida
A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.
Nicholas Wright, 2000
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Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: Textual Problems and ...
"This book studies a selection of variants and emendations in Troilus and Cressida with extensive reference to the theater history of the passages, showing how production decision can provide a valuable commentary on editorial questions.
Roger Apfelbaum, 2004
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William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida
The book covers Shakespeare's story and its sources; the Elizabethan background; the play’s dramatic structure and its status as a problem play’; the characterization (including Achilles, Ajax, Hector, Pandarus, Ulysses, Thersites); its ...
Terry Hodgson, 2008
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The History of Troilus and Cressida
CRESSIDA: They say all lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more thantheperfection often, and discharging less than the tenth partof one. They thathave the voiceof ...
William Shakespeare, 2013
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Line Drawings: Defining Women Through Feminist Practice
This is a fresh and vitally important step past stymied debate on what is arguably the most pressing issue in cross-disciplinary feminist theory.
Cressida J. Heyes, 2000
7
Troilus and Cressida
"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Presents critical arguments on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.
Jane Adamson, 1987
8
Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and the Inns of Court Revels
By close analysis of the text, Elton demonstrates his belief that Troilus and Cressida was written specifically for an audience of law students and lawyers and that the play manifests many elements of a law-revel, including misrule, ...
William R. Elton, 2000
9
Boccaccio's and Chaucer's Cressida
During the Middle Ages, the story of Cressida's infidelity to Troilus intrigued writers, and different versions of this tale continued to be retold and reworked through the Renaissance.
Laura Dowell Kellogg, 1995
10
Plays: All for Love ; Oedipus ; Troilus and Cressida
Volume XIII contains three of Dryden's Plays, along with accompanying scholarly appartus: All for Love, Oedipus, and Troilus and Cressida.
John Dryden, Maximillian E. Novak, George Robert Guffey, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRESSIDA»

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Cressida Bonas tries to hide as she leaves Mayfair with mystery man
She's been laying low since partying at Glastonbury last month but Cressida Bonas enjoyed a spot of dinner with a mystery man on Tuesday ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Prince Harry's Rumored Girlfriends Cressida Bonas And Jenna …
Current rumors place the 30-year-old royal with both his ex-girlfriend and up-and-coming actress Cressida Bona and “Doctor Who” star Jenna ... «Fashion & Style, Jul 15»
3
Ex-Northumbria Police chief Sue Sim calls for young women to drive …
... and Cressida Dick, who was Assistant Commissioner for Special Operations with the Metropolitan Police - before encouraging other women ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
4
Aziz Ansari has a bone to pick with TV networks
Katniss, Gale, Peeta, Finnick, Johanna, Cressida, Boggs and Prim look ready for battle with a rebellious red Mockingjay symbol painted across ... «Boston Sun Times, Jul 15»
5
Chester William Keeler passes away at age 71
... appearing in more than 20 roles in a wide variety of productions, including Two Noble Kinsman, Troilus & Cressida, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, ... «Santa Barbara Edhat, Jul 15»
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Christiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman …
For the RSC: Julius Caesar, All's Well, Two Gentlemen Of Verona; Midsummer Night's Dream; Troilus & Cressida; Dr Foster; Paradox Film: ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
7
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Posters Show The Faces Of …
The posters feature Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Natalie Dormer as Cressida, Jena ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
8
Cressie wants ex-boyfriend Prince Harry back
The lovesick blonde told pals Harry is “the one” and she will do anything to rekindle their romance. A source close to Cressida's family said she ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»
9
Anything but epic
The story of Troilus and Cressida is one of many tales within The Iliad, and it has been retold by Chaucer and by Shakespeare. Everyone is ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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There is an auction in London that lets you live like a rich and young …
... through an auction of "unique experiences," curated by luxury retailer Mulberry, with the help of Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas. «Business Insider, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cressida [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cressida>. May 2019 ».
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