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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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 To complement the jewel tones in Washington's gown and headpiece, Truong used an array of OPI nail polishes, adding beads and blue rhinestones to give the manicure an embellished edge. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 5 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, other commentators couldn't help but fan over Colfer's golden headpiece. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 28 May 2021 Or follow Carrie Bradshaw’s lead and dawn a feathery headpiece with your wedding dress—Emilio Pucci just released a sweet quill headband that’s guaranteed to be a showstopper. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 29 Mar. 2021 Viewers honed in on the hat’s seemingly intentional dent, an imprint the first lady had made by accident while securing the headpiece during the blustery inauguration ceremony. Julia Hobbs, Vogue, 9 May 2021 The signature accessory is an evening headpiece, and guests are encouraged to wear the color orange in the spirit of creativity and encouragement. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 23 Apr. 2021 Rihanna styled the headpiece with an equally bold outfit, consisting of an orange tie-dye duster coat with wide-leg trousers from Marni and a tie-front top from Dries Van Noten in coordinating shades. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Apr. 2021 There’s NextMind’s mind control add-on for VR glasses and Urgotech’s headpiece meant to help your brain sleep better. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 And Yolancris showed how a simple tulle veil can turn into a dreamy headpiece. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of headpiece

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of headpiece was in 1530

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22 Jun 2021

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“Headpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headpiece. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of headpiece

: a usually decorative covering for the head

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