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accoutrement Syllabification: ac·cou·tre·ment
Pronunciation: /əˈko͞odərmənt/
(also accouterment)

Definition of accoutrement in English:


(usually accoutrements)
Additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity: the accoutrements of religious ritual
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  • Other additional accoutrements such as wedding veils, fairy wings etc will also garner bonus points.
  • With a poncho, the correct accoutrements are a sombrero and some tequila; with matching hats and scarves, facial hair and a job at Santa's grotto is recommended.
  • Both create diaristic work steeped in the symbols and accoutrements of Afro-Cuban religious ritual.
equipment, paraphernalia, stuff, things, apparatus, tackle, implements, material(s), rig, outfit, regalia, appurtenances, impedimenta, odds and ends, bits and pieces, trappings, accessories


Mid 16th century: from French, from accoutrer 'clothe, equip' (see accoutre).

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