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 At the official opening of an extension for the Anzac Memorial in Sydney, Australia, Meghan paired a black button-down dress with a Philip Treacy fascinator and her Givenchy bag. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 18 July 2022 While the Queen herself was not in attendance due to ongoing mobility issues, Eugenie brought some color to the event in an Emilia Wickstead Amila midi dress, accented by a black fascinator, clutch, and slingback heels. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 3 June 2022 Middleton wore a green A-line knee-length dress with a single red flower design from Alice Archer, accessorizing with a black-and-gray fascinator, gray pointy-toe pumps and a small gray clutch. Jessica Sager, PEOPLE.com, 11 July 2022 The two women also sported floral headpieces—Sophie with a hatband and Zara a fascinator— and neutral pumps, and carried top-handle bags. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 5 June 2022 The Duchess of Cambridge opted to wear a white Alexander McQueen blazer dress with a matching two-tone fascinator by Philip Treacy. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 3 June 2022 During Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee festivities earlier this month, for instance, Beatrice appeared in a monochromatic look consisting of a cornflower blue dress and a matching fascinator. Melody Leibner, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 The duchess looked gorgeous in a recycled white Alexander McQueen blazer dress and a navy fascinator by Philip Treacy while attending the Trooping the Colour parade. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 4 June 2022 Sarah even made her own fascinator from a children’s flower ornament and other materials from Hobby Lobby. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fascinator

1677, 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 17 Aug. 2022.

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