fas·​ci·​na·​tor | \ ˈfa-sə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce fascinator (audio) \

Definition of fascinator

1 : one that fascinates
2 : a woman's lightweight head scarf usually of crochet or lace

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According to the chief foreign correspondent of People, Meghan reportedly wore the navy outfit by Clare Waight Keller, with a Noel Stewart fascinator, as a nod to her wedding day. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Trooping the Colour Outfit Is a Nod to Her Wedding Day," 8 June 2019 Back in 2018, the 30-year-old wore an understated blush pink dress with a magenta fascinator — the perfect complement to Princess Eugenie's emerald green shift and leafy hat. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Everyone Is Obsessed With Princess Beatrice's Elaborate Trooping the Colour Dress and Hat," 8 June 2019 And that's not even including the $435 Awon Golding feather fascinator! Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "You Can Buy Meghan Markle's Christmas Jewelry," 28 Dec. 2018 From a Derby-worthy ensemble (including a hat or fascinator, of course!) to the perfect mint julep recipe, here's how to throw a truly memorable Kentucky Derby party. 1. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "How to Throw the Most Festive Kentucky Derby Party of All Time," 13 Mar. 2019 And though many members of the British royal family dress conservatively, Eugenie and Beatrice both have embraced their sense of style, wearing bold prints, outrageous fascinators, and vivid colors. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "There’s another royal wedding coming up: Princess Eugenie’s," 5 Oct. 2018 Between Markle's simple-yet-gorgeous bridal hair and makeup, Prince Harry's rule-breaking bearded look, and the many, many chic fascinators, the wedding between one American actress and one British royal is easily the ceremony of the century. Sam Escobar, Allure, "Princess Charlotte Wore a Tiny Flower Crown to Match Her Bridesmaid Dress for the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Kate wore a smart grey coat by Catherine Walker, and black fascinator hat for the special and rare occasion. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's First Solo Royal Engagement with the Queen, Compared to their 2012 Appearance," 19 Mar. 2019 Photos from the event reflect a day of jubilant crowds, trendy fascinators, and smiles all around. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Prince Charles and Camilla’s Wedding Involved Way More Drama Than Most People Realize," 18 July 2018

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First Known Use of fascinator

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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