Definition of millinery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪnəri/

noun (plural millineries)

[mass noun]
1Women’s hats: her designer millinery
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  • This book covers basic sewing, setting up a workroom, pattern draping, millinery, boning, fabrics, shoes, armour, and many other subjects.
  • Even before they joined up, Frances was designing exclusive millinery to compliment the exquisite footwear.
  • Getting men to take an interest in what they look like has traditionally been considered uphill work, and in the grand scheme of the fashion industry, the status of menswear has tended to rank somewhere beneath novelty millinery.
1.1The trade or business of a milliner: she is contemplating a new career in millinery
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  • Nevertheless, directories do suggest that a surprisingly high number of women ran businesses, particularly in millinery and dressmaking, in inn-keeping, provisioning, grocery trades and teaching.
  • Mrs. Hicks's persistence gained her an apprenticeship in a hairdressing establishment where she learned the arts of millinery, dressmaking, hairdressing, and wig making, among others.
  • York-born Dawn has been making hats for 14 years, ever since she took millinery as a sideline while at art college in Surrey, where she studied fashion design.

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