Definition of tights in English:


Line breaks: tights
Pronunciation: /tʌɪts
(also a pair of tights)


  • 1A woman’s close-fitting garment made of nylon or other knitted yarn, covering the legs, hips, and bottom: a pair of black tights
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    • When you're stumped for style, nothing beats the black opaque tights that rule at Helmut Lang.
    • Lucie wore a black velvet pinafore, black tights and a dark purple jacket and she clung to her father's hand throughout the entire ceremony.
    • The look is also about layering; try cropped tights worn under a mini skirt or a voluminous long top over jeans.
  • 1.1A garment resembling a pair of tights worn by a dancer or acrobat.
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    • Whether in tights or bare-legged, a dancer expects his body to be scrutinized.
    • There are some male dancers for whom tights, you feel, are a perk of the job.
    • The ballet opens with a short solo for Nikolaj Hübbe, clothed in a white shirt and tights.

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