ca·​pote kə-ˈpōt How to pronounce capote (audio)
: a usually long and hooded cloak or overcoat

Examples of capote in a Sentence

the traveler wore a long hooded capote as he walked over the moors
Recent Examples on the Web In the first and third, the matador performs a series of passes of the bull through capes, first a large pink and yellow cape known as a capote and then a smaller red cape. Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020

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Word History


French, from cape cloak, from Late Latin cappa

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capote was in 1799

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Cite this Entry

“Capote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ca·​pote kə-ˈpō-tē How to pronounce Capote (audio)
Truman 1924–1984 American writer
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