Definition of costume in English:

costume

Line breaks: cos|tume
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒstjuːm
 
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noun

verb

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  • Dress (someone) in a particular set of clothes: an all-woman troupe elaborately costumed in clinging silver lamé
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    • With just a few strokes of a loaded brush, he can indicate an elaborately costumed figure or the sinuous gestures of a tropical vine.
    • He accentuates this difference by costuming the lovers as a pre-Raphaelite hero and heroine in contrast to the male and female witches in modern grey business suits.
    • The dancers are costumed in extravagant gowns that they never remove: the show conveys a hint of the risqué but not more.

Origin

early 18th century: from French, from Italian costume 'custom, fashion, habit', from Latin consuetudo (see custom).

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