Definition of accoutre in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈko͞odər/
(also accouter)

verb (accoutres, accoutring, accoutred or accouters, accoutering, accoutered)

[with object] (usually be accoutred)
Clothe or equip, typically in something noticeable or impressive.
Example sentences
  • The men are fully accoutred in authentic late 17th century military dress, with hand weapons, Regimental Colours, drummers and a living history camp outfit.
  • The drawing rooms are splendidly accoutred, the 19 bedrooms individually designed and lavishly furnished and its restaurant is, simply, second to none.
  • He, Grey, O'Hara, Harris and O'Hara's work friends (who had there and then agreed to join the Party) were in Unsuri's lavishly accoutred inner-city apartment.


Mid 16th century: from French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + cousture 'sewing' (see couture).

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Syllabification: ac·cou·tre

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