stiletto heel


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

Examples of stiletto heel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The singer opted for a classic French manicure in a cool angled lipstick shape, and stuck to warm, bronzy tones on her eyes and cheeks, finishing with lip gloss, lots of jewelry, and red stiletto heels to match the fire engine red gown. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 13 June 2024 For me, this song has the unique ability to send chilling images of sticky blue vodka cocktails and painful stiletto heels flashing before my eyes. Meg Walters, Vulture, 17 May 2024 Her stiletto heels set the benchmark for anything vocals-related in R&B videos during my formative 1990s years. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 3 June 2024 Many hosts are going to have the ceremony on the sand so everyone can enjoy beautiful ocean views, which means that bringing 4-inch stiletto heels is probably not a good idea. Jean Chen Smith, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2024 Madonna Shares Clip of New 'Popular' Music Video with The Weeknd and Playboi Carti: 'Duh!' After singing a few bars, one of the dancers began to drag her — still singing — in the chair, pulling her across the stage in stiletto heels. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 While the seven-time Grammy winner sitting on a chair and singing to a camera, a male dancer in stiletto heels begins to tilt her seat back and pulls her along the stage while running. Anna Chan, Billboard, 19 Feb. 2024 But although notoriously uncomfortable clothes are still worn — stiletto heels, tight pants, for example — judicious shopping and tailoring can result in perfectly comfortable dressy clothes. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 On the runway, the dress — which features a corset bustier and sweetheart neckline — was styled with matching satin gloves, sheer red tights and stiletto heels. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stiletto heel was in 1953

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“Stiletto heel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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