Definition of formalwear in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôrməlwer/

Entry from US English dictionary


Clothing, such as tuxedos and evening gowns, for formal social occasions.
Example sentences
  • The boy was smartly dressed in formalwear for the occasion but the effect was ruined by his messy sandy hair.
  • In terms of budget, you should expect to pay anywhere between $50 for a conventional tuxedo to $200 for top-notch designer formalwear.
  • What's the latest trend in formalwear and what kind of tuxedo would you recommend?

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Syllabification: for·mal·wear

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