cinc·​ture | \ ˈsiŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce cincture (audio) \

Definition of cincture

1 : the act of encircling
2a : an encircling area
b : girdle, belt especially : a cord or sash of cloth worn around an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a member of a religious order under monastic vows

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Examples of cincture in a Sentence

wrapped a cincture around the dress as a stylish accessory
Recent Examples on the Web Other designers have followed suit, as well: For Spring 2018 Men’s, Prada used the hyper-functional cincture for a double-belt styling moment. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Seat-Belt Belts, Yellow Sunglasses: 1997’s Most Wanted Accessories Are Still Cool," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cincture

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cincture

Latin cinctura girdle, from cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird; probably akin to Sanskrit kāñcī girdle

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“Cincture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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