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 The focus should still be on the hat and the fascinator. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "OK, so fans can attend the rescheduled 2020 Kentucky Derby. But what should you wear?," 25 June 2020 Hats Off by Helen hats and fascinators retail in the $50 to $350 price range. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Your guide to Kentucky Derby 2020 trends: Where to find hats, sales and fashion inspiration," 27 Feb. 2020 See below for 30 of the best hats and fascinators Camilla Parker Bowles has worn as a duchess and future Queen Consort. Marci Robin, Allure, "The 30 Best Fascinators and Hats Worn by Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall," 6 Aug. 2018 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

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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 12 Jul. 2020.

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