\ 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

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Check out her gorgeous look: The 48-year-old actress showed up at the 2019 Oscars red carpet looking like a winner in a caped black and white jumpsuit. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Melissa McCarthy Stands Out in a Stunning Jumpsuit and Cape on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 Following the service, Paltrow opted for something much easier to dance in: a caped white romper from designer Stella McCartney. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's Surprise Wedding," 2 Nov. 2018 However, there’s no word yet on who would replace him as the third actor to play the caped crusader in less than a decade. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Henry Cavill reportedly out as Superman for DC's upcoming slate of movies," 12 Sep. 2018 For the women of Ocean’s 8, the objective was to steal the world’s attention: Rihanna thrilling and frilling in Givenchy, Sarah Paulson bold in acidic chartreuse from Prada, Awkwafina a caped goddess in Reem Acra. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of June 11, 2018," 11 June 2018 While Huntington-Whiteley wore a caped confection with some 300,000 Swarovski crystals, Aldridge chose a marigold ballgown cinched with a rope belt. Maria Ward, Vogue, "How Supermodel-BFFs Lily Aldridge and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Got Ready for the Met Gala," 9 May 2018 The fitted ivory Givenchy dress has a high neckline with caped shoulders, and Meghan accessorized it with a black belt at the waist, a black Givenchy clutch bag, and simple black heels by Sarah Flint. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wore the Perfect Givenchy Dress for Her First Official Royal Event With the Queen," 14 June 2018 For the pair's first appearance at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, Meghan chose a cream shade on her nails that almost perfectly matched the tone of her Givenchy caped pencil dress. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle May Have Broken Royal Protocol with Her Nail Polish," 15 June 2018 The fashion designer, meanwhile, wore one of her own designs: a caped navy look with a matching hat and veil. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria Beckham Basically Rewore Her Look From Kate and William's Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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