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headdress Syllabification: head·dress
Pronunciation: /ˈhe(d)dres/

Definition of headdress in English:


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An ornamental covering or band for the head, especially one worn on ceremonial occasions.
Example sentences
  • Everything from the thunderous Wagnerian music to the performers' skin-tight unitards and birdlike headdresses reinforces the show's sleek, aerial character.
  • Today, Kevin is wearing his robes: a long, flowing white tunic, a shawl and a headdress with a yellow headband.
  • The women came out one by one, dressed in their finest linen, and with ceremonial headdresses and jewellery.

Words that rhyme with headdress

battledress • Mudéjares

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