Definition of cocktail dress in English:

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cocktail dress

Pronunciation: /ˈkäkˌtāl dres/


An elegant dress suitable for semiformal social occasions.
Example sentences
  • The event is black tie or leisure suit, and cocktail dress or formal gown for the ladies.
  • Dressed in a ravishing cocktail dress of a silky dark blue, she smiled at both of them widely brown eyes twinkling.
  • If it was an A-line cocktail dress with a dusting of floral accents, it would have been a much better fit within the overall collection.

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Syllabification: cock·tail dress

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