head·​band ˈhed-ˌband How to pronounce headband (audio)
: a band worn on or around the head
: a narrow strip of cloth sewn or glued by hand to a book at the extreme ends of the spine

Examples of headband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simply add a black velvet headband or ribbon to upgrade a curly blonde lob in seconds. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 13 Feb. 2024 The headband's interior and earpads both feature a faux leather material with memory foam padding beneath. PCMAG, 5 Feb. 2024 Options include a dozen cookies based on Las Vegas, with poker chip designs and a Patrick Mahomes cake with the likeness of his hair and headband. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 3 Feb. 2024 This spa headband and wristband set is less than $15 but is a thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys skincare or makeup. Jessica Comstock, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Jan. 2024 In one clip, the Olympic figure skater introduces her daughter during the broadcast, who wears a light pink onesie and a pink headband. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 Garments created from the woolly dog fibers, such as headbands, carrying straps, robes and other ceremonial regalia, were thought to have been imbued with spiritual properties. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Jan. 2024 The wider-than-average headband provokes ample protection, with a soft microdenier fleece trim that offers plush insulation at your ears and forehead. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2023 Since then, the store has expanded to include an in-house line of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle products—including the flat-band tortoise shell headband that Bessette-Kennedy used to hold back her golden-blonde hair. Margaux Anbouba, Vogue, 1 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of headband was circa 1522

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“Headband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headband. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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head·​band -ˌband How to pronounce headband (audio)
: a band worn on or around the head

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