1. widower

noun. ['ˈwɪdoʊɝ'] a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried.


  • adult male
  • man


  • female
  • juvenile
  • draftee

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Rhymes with Widower

  • beerbower
  • boomhower
  • borrower
  • burrower
  • deboer
  • denboer
  • follower
  • heyboer
  • isenhower
  • krakower
  • lawnmower
  • mumpower
  • narrower
  • shallower
  • slothower
  • spainhower
  • theatergoer
  • theatergoer
  • yellower

How do you pronounce widower?

Pronounce widower as ˈwɪdoʊər.

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Sentences with widower

1. Noun, singular or mass
If your spouse died, you can file as a qualifying widow or widower.

2. Adjective, comparative
Anyone can claim to be single, a doctor or a widower whose wife died in a tragic accident.

Quotes about widower

1. We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

2. I should say, one of the things about being a widow or a widower, you really, really need a sense of humor, because everything's going to fall apart.
- Joyce Carol Oates