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An example use of duchess in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… course the Duchess come on let's have a …”
A duchess is a female member of the nobility.
the word duchess occurs in english on average 8.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.