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

Examples of fascinator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To complete the outfit, Meghan wore a matching fascinator and accessories and simple diamond stud earrings. Marina Liao And Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Looked Beautiful in White Dior for Archie's Christening," 6 July 2019 There are also multiple sponsorship opportunities for companies wishing to lend their name to the fascinator and fedora festooned event. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "‘Talk Derby to Me’: viewing party to benefit Christ Clinic," 9 Mar. 2020 For the occasion, Markle donned a bright, peppermint green Emilia Wickstead dress with matching neck cape and fascinator. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, "Harry Supported Meghan at Commonwealth Day With a Subtle Fashion Detail," 9 Mar. 2020 Photos, , show Meghan sporting a fascinator-type hairpiece, a black and white dress, and circular statement earrings for services. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Went to Church with Queen Elizabeth in Windsor Today," 8 Mar. 2020 Tulle tutus abounded for girls, in as many dramatic iterations as conceivable, with fascinators adding a dash of old-world sophistication. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, "Giambattista Valli Sets His H&M Show Amid the Splendor of Rome’s Palazzo Doria Pamphilj," 25 Oct. 2019 That said, flower crowns and fascinators (the latter a decidedly British accessory) seem to be an aesthetic flourish on Durran’s part. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "The “Little Women” trailer is an ode to amazing headwear," 13 Aug. 2019 Her earrings are a rewear, Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond earrings, as is her fascinator from Lock & Co. Here's a closeup of the shoes in the pretty sunlight: Pool/Samir HusseinGetty Images So gorgeous. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Green Emmy Shoes From Her Sandringham Walk Are Shoppable," 26 Dec. 2019 His black asymmetrical black dress with a high leg slit gave a peak at his black leather pants underneath and platform shoes and was accented with a feathery jacket and matching fascinator. Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, "Billy Porter Had the Most Fun at London Fashion Week, Wearing 12 Different Outfits in 3 Days," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fascinator

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fascinator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascinator. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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