stiletto heel


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 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,, "Clichés terrorize the bold provocations of Lovecraft Country: Review," 13 Aug. 2020 At the bottom of the deepest trench, every square inch would have to hold back sixteen thousand pounds of water—an elephant standing on a stiletto heel. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Thirty-six Thousand Feet," 10 May 2020 Think of the stiletto heel boot as an alternative to pumps at the office for fall/winter. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Types of Boots Always Worth Investing In," 21 Oct. 2019 Trump broke ground on the tennis pavilion in October in her trademark stiletto heels. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump wears hard hat to check on new White House tennis court; Twitter not happy," 6 Mar. 2020 In October, Streisand tweeted a cartoon of Nancy Pelosi impaling Trump with her stiletto heel. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "‘One-man weapon of mass destruction’: Barbra Streisand begs US not to reelect Trump," 3 Mar. 2020 Roger Vivier, famous for popularizing the stiletto heel, focused on the color pink for its latest collection. Neesha Arter, Vogue, "Lottie Moss, Christina Ricci, and More Checked Into Roger Vivier’s Make-Believe Hotel," 3 Apr. 2019 In a video of the moment captured by a fan and shared to Twitter, Grande could be seen strutting across a table wearing over-the-knee platform boots with a stiletto heel while performing her second song of the evening. Eric Todisco,, "Ariana Grande Spends Thanksgiving with Both Parents for the First Time in 18 Years," 29 Nov. 2019 Soon several hundred tourists in sneakers, jeans, and floral-print dresses are taking selfies with the ladyboys from the show, who are dressed in hip-high split skirts, stiletto heels, and elaborate feathered headdresses. Paul Kvinta, Outside Online, "I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of stiletto heel

1953, in the meaning defined above

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17 Aug 2020

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“Stiletto heel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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