ca·​pote | \ kə-ˈpōt How to pronounce capote (audio) \

Definition of capote

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually long and hooded cloak or overcoat


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Ca·​pote | \ kə-ˈpō-tē How to pronounce Capote (audio) \

Definition of Capote (Entry 2 of 2)

Truman 1924–1984 American writer

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of capote in a Sentence

Noun the traveler wore a long hooded capote as he walked over the moors
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Texas’ Only Home for Matadors Is on Brink of Closing," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of capote


1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capote


French, from cape cloak, from Late Latin cappa

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The first known use of capote was in 1799

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“Capote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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