caped

adjective
\ ˈkāpt How to pronounce caped (audio) \

Definition of caped

: wearing a cape … had degenerated into one dreary cartoon after another about some caped superhero with a square jaw and no visible sense of humor.— David Handler used especially in referring to the fictional superhero Batman as "the Caped Crusader"Batman … developed from the stygian vigilante of the thirties into the campy Caped Crusader of the sixties, only to end up a neurotic avenger in the eighties.Wigwag

Examples of caped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the festival, Prince Harry donned his red military uniform while Markle wore a caped Sofiyaa gown with red Altuzarra heels. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Meghan Markle Just Solidified The Green Dress Trend," 10 Mar. 2020 Winning an Oscar for her frilled, caped visions of girlhood, costume designer Jacqueline Durran has undoubtedly helped buoy the current taste for prairie style dress. Rosalind Jana, refinery29.com, "The Very Queer, Extremely Relevant Power Of A Good Waistcoat," 17 Mar. 2020 Brie Larson also looked gorgeous in a caped CELINE by Hedi Slimane gown, which featured more than 120,000 sequins, 110,000 glass beads, 13,000 Swarowski crystals and 6,500 pink jewels. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Best-dressed at the Oscars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling rule the red carpet," 10 Feb. 2020 Meanwhile, the caped sleeves featured a split in each arm, and culminated in an impressive train. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hilary Duff Wore an Ivory Jenny Packham Gown for Her Wedding to Matthew Koma," 24 Dec. 2019 There were boxy blazers, caped jackets, and sculptural corsets, each look topped off with a nurse’s cap, side cap, or army helmet. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Maison Margiela’s Runway Beauty Is Anything But Uniform," 25 Sep. 2019 At the end, beyond meat appears, alongside the company's logo of a caped steer. Chris Ballard, SI.com, "Beyond Endorsing: How Veggie Burgers Became the NBA's New Gatorade," 24 Sep. 2019 Our Lois Lane is Susie (Malia Tippets), a radio reporter snooping for the scoop on the caped crusader. oregonlive, "Broadway Rose takes this superhero parody ‘Up and Away’: Review," 27 Jan. 2020 Its protagonist, Arthur Fleck, isn’t just a poor sap dealing with mental illness and parental neglect but a cackling loony whose lineage may just reveal shocking truths about a certain caped crusader. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Oscars Spotlight: The Screenplays," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of caped

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of caped was in 1896

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“Caped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caped. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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