cos·​tum·​ery | \ ˈkä-ˌstü-mə-rē How to pronounce costumery (audio) , -ˌstyü- also ˈkäs-ˌchü-; kä-ˈst(y)ü, käs-ˈchü-\

Definition of costumery

1 : articles of costume
2 : the art of costuming

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Examples of costumery in a Sentence

a museum exhibit devoted to the costumery of women since the classical period

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The first to appear is Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), offering a daffy, kinetic spin on a fairy godmother, right down to her confectionary costumery. Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "A Wrinkle in Time: See It With a Kid, or as a Kid," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of costumery

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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