Definition of wimple in English:

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wimple

Pronunciation: /ˈwimpəl/

noun

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A cloth headdress covering the head, the neck, and the sides of the face, formerly worn by women and still worn by some nuns.
Example sentences
  • One day, as she roams deep in the forest, ill with allergies and the flu, her sweat-shirt hood pulled tightly around her like a postmodern wimple, Ann experiences an apparition of the Virgin Mary.
  • The lord had always thought it was a shame that women, in the most blossoming point in their life, had to bind their hair and hide it under wimples and veils.
  • ‘My mother will give you your first wimple and veil,’ she said flatly.

Derivatives

wimpled

adjective
Example sentences
  • His dense collages are like the inner workings of a sputtering cartoon steam engine, ejaculating random phrases and shaky, wimpled shapes.
  • There's a certifiable obsession with textures evident, each surface shaded in a different pattern: the plastered walls, the wimpled counters, the rutted tabletops.

Origin

Late Old English wimpel, of Germanic origin; related to German Wimpel 'pennon, streamer'.

Words that rhyme with wimple

dimple, pimple, simple

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: wim·ple

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