stiletto heel

noun

Definition of 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 Fashion week reporting resulted in imagining a stiletto heel plunged into a model's eye. Jessica Amento, Marie Claire, 20 July 2021 Think of the stiletto heel boot as an alternative to pumps at the office for fall/winter. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, 4 May 2021 Think of the stiletto heel boot as an alternative to pumps at the office for fall/winter. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, 4 May 2021 Think of the stiletto heel boot as an alternative to pumps at the office for fall/winter. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, 4 May 2021 Like the One-Cent Magenta's past owners, Weitzman left his mark, a stiletto heel, on the back of the tiny stamp. James Barron, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Like the One-Cent Magenta’s past owners, Weitzman left his mark, a stiletto heel, on the back of the tiny stamp. James Barron, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2021 The camera pans from her stiletto heel, up her sparkly gown, to her familiar face — it’s Melania Trump! Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2020 Leti's sister Ruby (Wunmi Mosaku) is a singer who magically crosses race lines into a bizarro workplace parable, which involves grody transformation effects and a memorably nasty use of a stiletto heel. Darren Franich, EW.com, 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stiletto heel

1953, in the meaning defined above

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18 Aug 2021

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“Stiletto heel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stiletto%20heel. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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