mantilla

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noun man·til·la \ man-ˈtē-yə , -ˈti-lə \

Definition of mantilla

1 :a light scarf worn over the head and shoulders especially by Spanish and Latin American women
2 :a short light cape or cloak

Examples of mantilla in a Sentence

  1. a beautiful Spanish lady with a lace mantilla

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Origin and Etymology of mantilla

Spanish, diminutive of manta

mantilla Synonyms

Synonyms
babushka, do-rag, handkerchief, kerchief, madras, bandanna
Related Words
shawl; hankie (or hanky)

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