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headdress

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noun head·dress \ˈhed-ˌdres\

Simple Definition of headdress

  • : a decorative covering for your head

Full Definition of headdress

  1. :  an often elaborate covering for the head

Examples of headdress

  1. The dancers wore ceremonial headdresses.

  2. <most of the acrobats riding the horses and elephants wore some sort of fancy headdress>



Illustration of headdress

1702

First Known Use of headdress

1702


HEADDRESS Defined for Kids

headdress

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noun head·dress \ˈhed-ˌdres\

Definition of headdress

  1. :  a covering or ornament for the head





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