stiletto heel


: a high thin heel on women's shoes that is narrower than a spike heel

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rihanna paired the attire with black over-the-elbow fingerless gloves and thigh-high black boots, which featured a red flower at the bottom of each stiletto heel. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2022 Tirabassi also notes that the chunky sole gives a nice boost in height that isn't as hard to balance in as a stiletto heel. Lauren Caruso, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Oct. 2022 Her look consisted of a red, blue, and white minidress, a green faux-croc embossed shoulder bag equipped with a chain strap, and barely there red sandals with a kitten stiletto heel. Alex Kessler, Glamour, 25 Aug. 2022 Photographer Jeff Kravitz captured a moment in which Hudgens's black lace train, extending several feet behind her, appeared to be unwittingly pinned under the stiletto heel of what appears to be an event employee — note the walkie-talkie. Marci Robin, Allure, 2 May 2022 This black patent leather pair has an elegant almond toe and a 3.5-inch stiletto heel. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2022 However, Kate's pick, a pair of Ralph Lauren pointed-toe stiletto heel suede boots, might be our favorite version of the timeless footwear trend. Claire Harmeyer,, 27 Jan. 2022 But for theatergoers, this show (by twenty-somethings Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage) is as sharp and shiny as a sequined stiletto heel, and couldn’t have come at a better time. Frank Rizzo, Variety, 3 Oct. 2021 But not just any Crocs — these were Crocs with a thin, black stiletto heel and a $1,000 (£726) price tag. Eliza Huber,, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stiletto heel was in 1953

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“Stiletto heel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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