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

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Looking like red carpet royalty, Lizzo topped the hair off with a bedazzled headband that featured an ornate jewel piece. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Lizzo Had Pink Hair for the Met Gala 2019," 7 May 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge has recently stepped out with thick, sometimes '90s-inspired, headbands with some of her more formal royal ensembles, like tea-length frocks and coat dresses. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Puts Her Spin on Kate Middleton's Royal Headband Trend," 22 Mar. 2019 Gone is the clamping headband in favor of a Velcro top band. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "HP's high-res Reverb VR headset blows the screen door effect off its hinges," 19 Mar. 2019 Prada coat, $3,970, and headband, $240, select Prada boutiques. Gavanndra Hodge, WSJ, "Claire Foy Steps Into the Spotlight," 9 Jan. 2019 Fans of all ages can get their hands on products like sheet masks, lip balms, headbands, hand creams, cleansing towelettes, sleep masks, and eyelashes for — get this — less than $10. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Sanrio Is Launching Hello Kitty Skin Care With The Créme Shop, and I Need It Right Meow," 2 Oct. 2018 The sleeveless, feminine number was covered with metallic beads, which matched perfectly with her silver jewelry, sandals, and tiara-like headband. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Were Too Cute at the Game of Thrones Premiere in Belfast," 12 Apr. 2019 The next day, a 51-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for retail theft at noon Feb. 2 after she was caught stealing a $15 package of headbands from Kohl's. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "North Shore police report: Brown Deer man accuses neighbor of filling locks with cement," 7 Feb. 2018 Bella also posted two photos of herself in a chic white bikini, tiny sunglasses, and a headband. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid and The Weekend Skip Coachella for a Tropical Vacation," 14 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of headband

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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) \

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: a band worn on or around the head

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