Definition of accoutrement in English:

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accoutrement

Pronunciation: /əˈkuːtəm(ə)nt/
/əˈkuːtrəm(ə)nt/
(US also accouterment)

noun

(usually accoutrements)
An additional item of dress or equipment: the accoutrements of religious ritual
More example sentences
  • Other additional accoutrements such as wedding veils, fairy wings etc will also garner bonus points.
  • With a poncho, the correct accoutrements are a sombrero and some tequila; with matching hats and scarves, facial hair and a job at Santa's grotto is recommended.
  • Both create diaristic work steeped in the symbols and accoutrements of Afro-Cuban religious ritual.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French, from accoutrer 'clothe, equip' (see accoutre).

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