Definition of topknot in English:

topknot

Syllabification: top·knot
Pronunciation: /ˈtäpˌnät
 
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noun

1A knot of hair arranged on the top of the head.
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  • Many of them keep long hairs arranged as a topknot known as dhammil in their community but not all of them keep their hair in the same style.
  • Crimping of the bangs will add texture and fullness to the front of your face while crimping of a topknot or ponytail will add height.
  • Cassandra started wearing her brown hair in a topknot ponytail as it grew to her lower back.
1.1A decorative knot or bow of ribbon worn on the top of the head, popular in the 18th century.
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  • The Templars' helmet topknots fluttered in a mass of red cloth.
  • We discern dangling-armed, doll-like Pierrot, the black-masked face and gaudy triangle-patched jumpsuit of Harlequin, the pert topknot of Columbine, the striped jerkin and rakish cowl of Mezzetin.
  • In the later images she would have been vulnerable to the charge of excessive luxury by wearing a topknot - the cause of some considerable ballad debate over sartorial morality in the 1690s.
1.2(In an animal or bird) a tuft or crest of hair or feathers.
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  • All green, blue on the leading edges of the wings, a red topknot and red cheek patches; flies beautifully with a swooping flight, more or less like a rosella and it screeches as it flies and this is its territorial call.
  • The Irish Water Spaniel is often called the clown of the spaniel family, possibly due to the unique appearance of a characteristic topknot together with a peak of curly hair between the eyes.

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