Definition of headdress
: an often elaborate covering for the head
Examples of headdress in a Sentence
The dancers wore ceremonial headdresses.
most of the acrobats riding the horses and elephants wore some sort of fancy headdress
Recent Examples of headdress from the Web
Her friend was wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim headdress.
Rubbish of all manner, but particularly bottle tops, have begun to be recycled by Dassanech women, who weave the metal caps into vibrant jangly headdresses.
The name does not allude to the muslin headdress, dyed with indigo, but rather because the dye gradually leeches out into the skin of the wearer.
Yes, in the moment simply wearing a headdress or a Bindi is not physically hurting someone.
The next figure down, a shaman wearing a colorful bear-claw headdress and holding a rattle and mortar and pestle, represents doctors and caregivers battling cancer — and giving comfort to those who, like James, prove incurable.
Gus, the mascot for the annual British Asparagus Festival, paints his face green and wears a giant asparagus crown headdress.
The late architect designed a desk based on a headdress worn by Queen Amidala for a Disney event in London last year.
Four are tall Vietnamese women, dressed in bright red, ankle-length feathered skirts; bright red, rhinestone-studded bikini tops; and bright red, feathered headdresses twice the width of their shoulders.
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First Known Use of headdress
HEADDRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headdress for English Language Learners
: a decorative covering for your head
HEADDRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of headdress for Students
: a covering or ornament for the head
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