mil·​li·​nery | \ˈmi-lə-ˌner-ē \

Definition of millinery 

1 : women's apparel for the head

2 : the business or work of a milliner

Examples of millinery in a Sentence

a shop that sells millinery

Recent Examples on the Web

In a radical about-turn, Chanel — founded by Coco Chanel, an aspiring actress and seamstress, with the opening of a small millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 — released its annual results on Thursday for the first time in its 108-year history. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "Chanel Publishes Annual Results for First Time in 108 Years," 21 June 2018 What about guests in the other parks, like Shōgun World and The Raj, that don’t lend themselves to millinery? Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Westworld’s Real Villain Has Always Been Its Privacy Policy," 24 June 2018 In Britain, women's headgear — or millinery — are part of the pomp and circumstance of any major event. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "The royal wedding was mainly about hats and fascinators," 19 May 2018 Experience in garment production, millinery or patternmaking will be among the qualifications needed for a sewing specialist job at Disney, where positions for garment cutters and costume-cam specialists also are posted. Bill Zimmerman,, "Orlando jobs at theme parks can be fun, strange or both," 18 June 2018 In 1993, Lock introduced women’s high fashion millinery (statement head pieces are a popular trend in Britain; the Duchess of Cambridge frequently sports Lock’s designs to formal occasions) though classic designs remain best-sellers. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "A Road Map to Shopping Like a Royal in London," 9 May 2018 Undercover and safe from the rain, men were Southern gentlemen clad in pink and women slayed in neon dresses with coordinating insane millinery, brightening up the bleak skies. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Celebs and fashion flood Churchill Downs despite record rain at Kentucky Derby," 5 May 2018 Finishing things up with a bishop’s hat by Stephen Jones millinery and sleek hair and makeup, the star began the night on an epic high note. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna Just Took the Fashion Crowd to Church—And Won the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 Forget Sunday best, the Churchill Downs crowd spends the first Saturday in May considering millinery and thoroughbreds with equal scrutiny. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "What to Wear: Best in show for Derby parties," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of millinery

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of millinery was in 1676

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English Language Learners Definition of millinery

: women's hats

: the business of making or selling women's hats

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