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 This year, the internet fell deeply in love with Billy Porter’s confrontation-repellant blue headpiece at the 2020 Grammys as the ultimate example of excellent self-protection. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "'Release the Blanket!' Everyone Wants to Wrap Themselves Up in This Female Octopus's Predator-Deflecting Rainbow Blanket," 13 Feb. 2020 Turner, 23, was clad in sleek black dress and festive headpiece while Joe, 30, wore a similarly dark and dapper suit. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Ring in 2020 with Onstage Kiss — Plus Brother Nick and Priyanka Join!," 1 Jan. 2020 In the top image, Hearst wears an Oscar de la Renta custom wedding gown and veil; Fred Leighton custom earrings and headpiece. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside Amanda Hearst and Joachim Rønning's Wedding at Hearst Castle," 5 Dec. 2019 University student Mthulic Vee Vuma is pictured with a colorful beaded stick and headpiece worn by Xhosa brides. Wired, "The Trans Women Reclaiming South Africa's Townships," 3 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, Hayek is looking directly into the camera wearing a nude Alexander McQueen gown and Ono, who walked the red carpet with Karl Lagerfeld in a black long-sleeve gown paired with a white fascinator headpiece that year, is assisting McCartney. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Alexa Chung Shares Epic 2011 Met Gala Throwback Bathroom Pic of Rihanna, Salma Hayek and More Stars," 16 Apr. 2020 His skin is infectiously dewy and his platinum-blond pixie cut is usually accented by a pair of chandelier earrings or an ornate headpiece. Vogue, "Meet Prince Dru, the Modern Prince Charming Raiding Cinderella’s Wardrobe," 8 Mar. 2019 Flower-Crown Class Floral crowns and headpieces have become popular accessories for bridal party members, and some hotels in exotic locales offer classes that teach you how to make them. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "Back to School Before You Say ‘I Do’," 3 Sep. 2019 Of course, the looks are completed with elaborate crowns and opulent headpieces. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Jennifer Lopez's 'El Anillo': See the Latina Pop Queen's Fashion Looks in New Video," 30 Apr. 2018

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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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“Headpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headpiece. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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: a usually decorative covering for the head

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