Definition of ceinture in English:


Line breaks: cein|ture
Pronunciation: /sãˈtjʊə

noun (plural ceintures pronounced same)

A girdle or belt.
More example sentences
  • I asked her to consult the evidence of her eyes, and whether such a costume, braided hair with jewels, and an embroidered gown with rich ceinture, had at all a manly appearance.
  • She forms a knot in Guigemar's chemise that only she can untie, and he places a ceinture around her waist that only he can unfasten.
  • Most recognizable were the brightly colored, woven sashes, or ceintures.


late Middle English: via French from Latin cinctura (see cincture).

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