noun cinc·ture \ˈsiŋ(k)-chər\

Definition of CINCTURE

:  the act of encircling
a :  an encircling area
b :  girdle, belt; especially :  a cord or sash of cloth worn around an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a religious

Examples of CINCTURE

  1. <wrapped a cincture around the dress as a stylish accessory>

Origin of CINCTURE

Latin cinctura girdle, from cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird; probably akin to Sanskrit kāñcī girdle
First Known Use: 1587

Rhymes with CINCTURE


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