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noun. ['ˈwɪdoʊɝ'] a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried.
- adult male
Rhymes with Widower
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