Definition of ceinture in English:

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Pronunciation: /sãˈtjʊə/

noun (plural ceintures pronounced same)

A girdle or belt.
Example sentences
  • The corners are gathered together in a rosette and knotted along the ceinture so as to overlap slightly, while the lower end floats free.
  • It is worn from the ceinture in front, and looks much like a row of very elongated little bells, which clash together with a musical tinkle at every movement of the wearer.
  • Most recognizable were the brightly colored, woven sashes, or ceintures.


Late Middle English: via French from Latin cinctura (see cincture).

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