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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Recent Examples on the Web The Knicks forward did not come especially close to making contact with the ball, instead striking Caldwell-Pope's head, the Lakers guard's headband popping off on the play. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "Knicks' Bobby Portis ejected for brutal foul on Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope," 8 Jan. 2020 For her hair and makeup, Kravitz also went the route of sleek and classic with a simple low bun and a white headband adorned with an itty bitty bow to match her wedding dress. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Zoë Kravitz Finally Revealed Her Wedding Dress, Hair, & Makeup From Last Summer," 3 Jan. 2020 The sleeveless dress, with a round neck and full skirt, is the same one Kravitz is wearing in her wedding day photos, with ballet flats and a bow headband. Channing Hargrove, refinery29.com, "Zoë Kravitz Finally Revealed Her Wedding Dress On Instagram," 2 Jan. 2020 Dressed in Christmas pajamas and a reindeer headband, Jenner helped the toddler adorably pour sugar, salt, vanilla and more into the mixer for the sugar cookie recipe. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, "A Kardashian Family Khristmas: Kimye Give North $65,000 Present, Sia Performs at Their Party & More," 26 Dec. 2019 There are currently about six hundred and twenty thousand items by fifty-five hundred different designers on TheRealReal’s Web site, ranging from a four-hundred-and-eighty-eight-thousand-dollar loose ruby to a fifty-dollar Marc Jacobs headband. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, "TheRealReal’s Online Luxury Consignment Shop," 14 Oct. 2019 This costume comes with bright red leggings, red and blue dress, a cape and a gold headband. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "Best Halloween costumes for the whole family," 7 Oct. 2019 The sleek, satin knotted headband pairs perfectly with the neck-tie top for a professional yet casual look that works day or night. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "All of Beanie Feldstein's Best Instagram Looks," 1 Oct. 2019 Ripa, 49, completed the look with a sequin Santa Claus sweater and a red berry headband. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Kelly Ripa Shows Off Sequined Holiday Outfit in Selfie Videos by the Christmas Tree," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of headband

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Headband.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headband. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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