tenue

noun te·nue \tənu̅e̅\

Definition of tenue

plural

tenues

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  1. 1 :  bearing carriage deportment the sacrifices made in the sacred name of tenue … the smiles amiably exchanged in public between mortal enemies — Victoria Sackville-West

  2. 2 :  mode of dress the long black coat with the lavender trousers and mauve vest that must have been his tenue when he married his first wife — Young's Magazine

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Origin and Etymology of tenue

French, from feminine of tenu, past participle of tenir to hold, from Old French


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