cincture

noun cinc·ture \ ˈsiŋ(k)-chər \

Definition of cincture

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

Examples of cincture in a Sentence

  1. wrapped a cincture around the dress as a stylish accessory

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Origin and Etymology of cincture

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



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