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morning dress Syllabification: morn·ing dress
Pronunciation: /ˈmôrniNG ˌdres/

Definition of morning dress in English:


A man’s cutaway coat and striped pants, worn on formal occasions such as weddings, typically with a top hat.
Example sentences
  • Only black or grey morning dress with the top hat or service dress is acceptable for gentlemen.
  • In the Royal Enclosure, men have to wear either black or grey morning dress, with a top hat.
  • The British representatives at the conference were more soberly dressed in formal morning dress.

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