cein·​ture saⁿ(n)-ˈtyu̇r How to pronounce ceinture (audio)
ˈsan-chər How to pronounce ceinture (audio)
: a belt or sash for the waist

Examples of ceinture in a Sentence

the designer's dresses typically are accessorized with eye-catching ceintures
Recent Examples on the Web The carnival is known in part for its mascot, Bonhomme, a snowman with a red hat, black buttons and the characteristic French Canadian ceinture fléchée, a type of sash. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Feb. 2024 Woven belt bags featuring a panoply of buckles date to the founding of the brand in 2021; earlier this year Larsson was invited by Gucci Continuum to collaborate with the brand and create her signature bag using the Italian brand’s ceintures. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Middle English seynture, from Anglo-French ceinture, from Latin cinctura — more at cincture

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ceinture was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ceinture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceinture. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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