Pronunciation: (va-lwa' for 1, 3; val'wä for 2),[key] —n. 1. a member of a ruling family of France that reigned from 1328 to 1589.
2. Dame Ni•nette de Pronunciation: (ni-net').[key] See de Valois, Dame Ninette. 3. a county in the Île de France, which became united to the French crown in 1167 and was established as a duchy in 1406.