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 Her headwear for the look was a shimmery headband featuring a pink bow and all-over flowers by Juliette Botterill Millinery. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 June 2022 While Princess Estelle sported a floral headband that perfectly matched her blue dress for the photo op, the other princesses sported tiaras — for the first time ever! Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 17 June 2022 This version has a swiveling ear cup, single-sided cable plus split headband. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 11 June 2022 Kids will earn a Ninja certificate, a Ninja headband and a virtual gift from Master Wu. Annie Alleman, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2022 One of those four was Kirsten Santos, a sixth-grander from Arizona who wore a jean jacket and bedazzled headband and was the second-youngest competitor to advance to the 2022 final. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 3 June 2022 Or participating in some kind of athletic endeavor that requires old-school wristbands and a headband. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2022 But the hat-headband hybrid looks didn't stop there. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 20 May 2022 The rapper teamed up with designer Riccardo Tisci for the all-black Burberry look, which included a leather baseball cap/headband combo up top. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of headband

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Headband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headband. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for headband


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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Nglish: Translation of headband for Spanish Speakers


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