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chapeau

Syllabification: cha·peau
Pronunciation: /SHaˈpō
 
/

Definition of chapeau in English:

noun (plural chapeaux /-ˈpō(z)/)

A hat or cap.
Example sentences
  • Leading the hat parade was luncheon chair Lynda Transier, whose broad-brimmed black chapeau was dressed with fresh flowers.
  • He sat next to me on the bed, taking off his captain's chapeau.
  • Often copied, never quite equaled, the Tilley Hat is the most all-purpose chapeau I know.

Origin

late 15th century: from French, from Latin cappellum, diminutive of cappa 'cap'.

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