Definition of headpiece in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌpēs/


1A device worn on the head as an ornament or to serve a function: her headpiece was a wreath of silk flowers headpieces for carrying water
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  • Although feathers remained, hats, headwraps and heavily-decorated headpieces helped to enhance costumes.
  • I retrieved my gun first, and then pulled the headpiece out of the helmet.
  • Using silk flowers, crystals, fine silks and antique lace, the women sewed garters, ring pillows, purses for the bridal party, headpieces and veils.
2An illustration or ornamental motif printed at the head of a chapter in a book.
3The part of a halter or bridle that fits over the top of a horse’s head behind the ears.

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Syllabification: head·piece

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