Widow

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Definition

a widow: a woman whose husband has died
noun
My grandmother is a widow because her husband died in the war.

a widower: a man whose wife has died
noun

to be widowed: to become a widow or widower, to suffer the death of a husband or wife
idiom
My sister has been widowed for five years. My sister's husband died 5 years ago.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I was widowed at a very young age.
US: I'm starting a soccer team for widows and widowers.

Examples

  • "Clairette died a few years later, leaving Xavier a widower."

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