: having a flared bottom and a close-fitting top
used of a garment
an A-line skirt

Examples of A-line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This chiffon, pleated A-line maxi skirt at Amazon is the perfect pick for the upcoming season. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 With an A-line silhouette, this pair by AllegraK features a high waist and small front pleats to give you the signature look of the paperbag design. Euna Park, Southern Living, 19 May 2024 Spring is the season of playful A-line dresses, and this casual style from Lamilus suits a variety of events. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 26 Apr. 2024 Her floral-print Marni gown came complete with a dramatic A-line train, taking up space in the most fabulous way. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 7 Apr. 2024 There’s a versatile A-line dress, The Perfect Oversized Blazer, and this machine-washable silk blouse. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 Steal her style with this flattering A-line dress that has vertical ribbing, bell sleeves, and a short collar. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 The dress' skirt was a voluminous A-line floor-length that included intricate embellishments of the different astrological signs. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 What’s more, the person who edited it had clothed her in a demure white A-line dress and surrounded her with three adorable children, all of the same approximate stature and wearing similarly beatific white garments. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of A-line was in 1955

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“A-line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A-line. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having a flared bottom and a close-fitting top
an A-line skirt
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