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costume

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noun cos·tume \ˈkä-ˌstüm, -ˌstyüm also -stəm or ˈkäs-ˌchüm\

Definition of costume

  1. 1 :  the prevailing fashion in coiffure, jewelry, and apparel of a period, country, or class

  2. 2 :  an outfit worn to create the appearance characteristic of a particular period, person, place, or thing Halloween costumes

  3. 3 :  a person's ensemble of outer garments; especially :  a woman's ensemble of dress with coat or jacket

costumey

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Examples of costume in a Sentence

  1. children in their Halloween costumes

  2. a formal 18th-century Japanese costume

Origin and Etymology of costume

French, from Italian, custom, dress, from Latin consuetudin-, consuetudo custom — more at custom


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costume

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verb cos·tume \kä-ˈstüm, -ˈstyüm also käs-ˈchüm; or ˈkä-ˌst(y)üm or ˈkäs-ˌchüm or -stəm\

Definition of costume

costumed

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costuming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to provide with a costume

  3. 2 :  to design costumes for costume a play

Examples of costume in a Sentence

  1. the days when people, costumed in their Sunday best, would parade along the grand avenue on Easter

First Known Use of costume

1802


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costume

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adjective cos·tume \ˈkä-ˌstüm, -ˌstyüm also -stəm or ˈkäs-ˌchüm\

Definition of costume

  1. 1 :  characterized by the use of costumes a costume ball a costume drama

  2. 2 :  suitable for or enhancing the effect of a particular costume a costume handbag

Examples of costume in a Sentence

  1. You're invited to a costume party!

First Known Use of costume

1800



COSTUME Defined for English Language Learners

costume

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Definition of costume for English Language Learners

  • : the clothes that are worn by someone (such as an actor) who is trying to look like a different person or thing

  • : the clothes worn by a group of people especially during a particular time in the past

costume

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adjective

Definition of costume for English Language Learners

  • : involving people wearing costumes


COSTUME Defined for Kids

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costume

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noun cos·tume \ˈkäs-ˌtüm, -ˌtyüm\

Definition of costume for Students

  1. 1 :  special or fancy dress (as for wear on the stage or at a masquerade)

  2. 2 :  style of clothing, ornaments, and hair used during a certain period, in a certain region, or by a certain class or group ancient Roman costume peasant costume


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verb cos·tume

Definition of costume for Students

costumed

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costuming

  1. :  to provide with a special or fancy outfit



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