Definition of sombrero in English:


Syllabification: som·bre·ro
Pronunciation: /ˌsämˈbrerō

noun (plural sombreros)

A broad-brimmed felt or straw hat, typically worn in Mexico and the southwestern US.
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  • 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 somber).

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