Definition of sombrero in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɒmˈbrɛːrəʊ/

noun (plural sombreros)

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A broad-brimmed felt or straw hat, typically worn in Mexico and the south-western US.
Example sentences
  • The Cat's Meow is an intriguing velvet cloche hat amidst the bowlers, sombreros, hardhats, and baseball caps in the Hollywood closet.
  • And whether riding a gondola in Venice, wearing a sombrero in Mexico or joining local traditions, this pope always added a touch of style.
  • A multi-coloured straw sombrero from Acapulco in Mexico seemed equally out of place on the Christmas tree.


Spanish, from sombra 'shade' (see sombre).

Words that rhyme with sombrero

bolero, caballero, dinero, Faeroe, pharaoh, ranchero, torero

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