Definition of accoutre in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkuːtə/
(US also accouter)

verb (accoutres, accoutring, accoutred; US accouters, accoutering, accoutered)

[with object]
Clothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive: magnificently accoutred, he was led up to the high altar
More example sentences
  • The men are fully accoutred in authentic late 17th century military dress, with hand weapons, Regimental Colours, drummers and a living history camp outfit.
  • The drawing rooms are splendidly accoutred, the 19 bedrooms individually designed and lavishly furnished and its restaurant is, simply, second to none.
  • He, Grey, O'Hara, Harris and O'Hara's work friends (who had there and then agreed to join the Party) were in Unsuri's lavishly accoutred inner-city apartment.


Mid 16th century: from French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + cousture 'sewing'.

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