Definition of liripipe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlirəˌpīp/


A long tail hanging from the back of a hood, especially in medieval or academic dress.
Example sentences
  • People sported embroidered and vividly coloured wool and linen garments, high fashion tunics, breeches, a liripipe (a hood with a tail) and a variety of shoes that were everyday or best dress, rather than made for the grave.


Early 17th century: from medieval Latin liripipium 'tippet of a hood, cord', of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: lir·i·pipe

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