head·​piece | \ ˈhed-ˌpēs How to pronounce headpiece (audio) \

Definition of headpiece

1a : a protective or defensive covering for the head
b : an ornamental, ceremonial, or traditional covering for the head
3 : an ornament especially at the beginning of a chapter

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Examples of headpiece in a Sentence

The bride wore a veil with a beaded headpiece. the bride will be wearing a flowing veil fastened to a pearl-covered headpiece
Recent Examples on the Web Prince Albert and Princess Charlene also attended the Inauguration Mass of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in 2013, when Charlene went with a black ensemble and matching headpiece. Stephanie Petit And Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, 20 July 2022 This allowed the jeweler to maximize brilliance throughout the headpiece. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 June 2022 Forty years later, the headpiece was designed specifically to feature the stunning brooch. Jennifer Newman, Town & Country, 17 May 2022 The headpiece and veil by London milliner Philip Treacy included a black-and-white diamond decoration and pink flower at the center. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 May 2022 The headpiece was sourced by antique lace specialist Jane Bourvis, who snapped it up some four years ago during a moment of eBay glory. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 29 Apr. 2022 Her headpiece and heels were in a slightly darker blue. ELLE, 17 Apr. 2022 Invest in her iconic headpiece and trusty cape to truly capture the look. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2022 Kravitz sports a leather trench coat and headpiece as Catwoman alongside Turturro's Carmine Falcone. Savannah Walsh, ELLE, 12 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of headpiece

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Headpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headpiece. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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