mantilla

noun
man·​til·​la | \ man-ˈtē-yə How to pronounce mantilla (audio) , man-ˈti-lə How to pronounce mantilla (audio) \

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

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Examples of mantilla in a Sentence

a beautiful Spanish lady with a lace mantilla
Recent Examples on the Web In 2014, then-University of Louisville President James Ramsey issued an apology after the Courier-Journal published a photo of him and staff wearing fake mustaches, mantilla veils and sombreros. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history," 19 Sep. 2019 In 2014, then-University of Louisville President James Ramsey issued an apology after the Courier-Journal published a photo of him and staff wearing fake mustaches, mantilla veils and sombreros. San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history," 19 Sep. 2019 That Gothic edge was evoked again in the finale wedding dress, with the bride in a magnificent mantilla that extended into a cape. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Paris Couture Week: Elie Saab Says 'Ole,' Viktor & Rolf Say 'Remember When?'," 5 July 2018 Growing up Catholic in America in the mid-century was a heady, paradoxical blend of excitement and repression, glamour and asceticism, mystery and cruelty, sensuality and sexism, beautiful lace mantillas and ugly saddle shoes. Maureen Dowd, Vogue, "“Heavenly Bodies,” the Met’s Biggest Show Ever, Earns Its Hallelujahs," 11 Apr. 2018 The actress donned an angelic, white high-low ballgown flecked in gold, and accessorized with a mantilla veil-meets-capelet trimmed in a luxe row of beading. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Bosworth Recreated Her Bridal Look for the Met Gala Red Carpet," 7 May 2018 Seven young women filed into a packed room at the Hope CommUnity Center, wearing black mantillas over their heads and carrying cardboard tombstones. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "In Apopka, Dreamers demand 'clean' protection from deportation," 8 Feb. 2018 At the Vatican, while Melania Trump strictly followed tradition and protocol by wearing black and a mantilla, other high-profile visitors have taken liberties with their attire. Seventeen, "Why Melania Trump Covered Her Head to Meet the Pope but Not to Meet the King of Saudi Arabia," 25 May 2017 Yet when Mrs. Trump shook his hand, a black mantilla draped over her hair, his face crinkled into a smile. Mark Landler, New York Times, "Melania Trump, in Supporting Role, Shows Subdued Star Power on Trip," 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of mantilla

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mantilla

Spanish, diminutive of manta

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The first known use of mantilla was in 1717

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17 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Mantilla.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantilla. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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