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hoop skirt Syllabification: hoop skirt

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of hoop skirt in English:


A skirt worn over a series of hoops that make it spread out.
Example sentences
  • The skirt was large enough to fit over her hoop skirt and still have a small train too.
  • This was an important occasion and Doremi Bender was dressed in the best clothing she owned - a bright hoop skirt of red silk and velvet, with matching vest over a white Elven-weave blouse.
  • This will obviously be a mixed blessing; it is my earnest hope that by 2100 the very notion of visiting one's in-laws will have gone the way of the hoop skirt and the dodo bird.
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