head·​band | \ ˈhed-ˌband How to pronounce headband (audio) \

Definition of headband

1 : a band worn on or around the head
2 : 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 Each player places a card inside a plastic headband on their head. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From Zoom parties to socially distant games, here's how my family celebrated a year's worth of pandemic birthdays," 3 Mar. 2021 Atop her head was her now-signature headband — this time made of pearls. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Miley Cyrus Took A Cue From Harry Styles For Her Super Bowl Look," 8 Feb. 2021 The good news is that the headband comes in a variety of colors (some still available at the time of this story’s publication). Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "24 Joyful Headbands Inspired by Amanda Gorman’s Prada Accessory," 21 Jan. 2021 The stainless steel frame blends into the headband and canopy, which resemble a darker blue that’s similar to the iPhone 12. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Apple’s AirPods Max are impressive, but we’re not sold on the price…yet," 10 Dec. 2020 Fuchsia lids and a berry pout, which paired nicely with her Autumn Adeigbo headband in a look styled by Jason Bolden. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: FKA Twigs, Ari Lennox, and More," 31 Jan. 2021 He was pictured in the magazine with shaggy hair and the headband that has become his signature accessory as the internet’s most disruptive trader. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Roaring Kitty Wanted to Break a 4-Minute Mile. He Broke Wall Street Instead.," 30 Jan. 2021 Well, at least Sabrina had such a good time her headband came out. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Recap: The Vanishing Half," 1 Jan. 2021 Apple has argued the minimal design make the headphones easy to hold and store — which is true, but does nothing to safeguard the headband. Mark Gurman, Bloomberg.com, "Apple's $549 AirPods Max Headphones Offer Big Sound and Bugs: Review," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of headband

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of headband was circa 1522

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6 Mar 2021

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“Headband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headband. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of headband

: a band of cloth or some other material worn on or around your head


head·​band | \ ˈhed-ˌband How to pronounce headband (audio) \

Kids Definition of headband

: a band worn on or around the head

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