Definition of crape in English:
2Black silk, formerly used for mourning clothes.
- Imported crape silk has been used all over to give that royal look.
- A ‘decent’ funeral came to include a lacquered hearse, ornate casket, floral wreaths, and rented banners, crape, gloves, and sashes.
- At Sixth and Chestnut they passed Ellard's newsstand, which had been draped in black crape and tied with white ribbon, ‘indicating that the adornment was for one of tender years.’
2.1 [count noun] A band of black silk formerly worn round a person’s hat as a sign of mourning.
- Have we not all met ladies wearing as a brooch, by way of loving remembrance, a tomb between two willow trees formed of the hair of the individual for whom their crape was worn, and which from its very nature must be laid aside with it?
Definition of crape in:
- US English dictionary
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