tiara

noun

ti·​ara tē-ˈer-ə How to pronounce tiara (audio)
-ˈär-
1
: a 3-tiered crown worn by the pope
2
: a decorative jeweled or flowered headband or semicircle for formal wear by women

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Examples of tiara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These include a jaw-dropping diamond tiara and some of the company’s early jewelry motifs, such as a crescent moon and star diamond brooch. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 7 Feb. 2024 The area outside the Tokyo Dome was packed hours before doors opened on the first night Wednesday, with fans decked out in glitter, tassels, tiaras and kimonos. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 The snap showed Grande in costume, wearing her gown and tiara while holding a scepter in her hand. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Score: 49 If this were a beauty pageant, the Doughboy would be wearing the tiara. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2024 Like, behold Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, in a stunning tiara that reportedly hasn’t been seen on a royal head in nearly 100 years. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 22 Nov. 2023 Hedegaard has likely been behind some of Crown Princess Mary's most iconic looks, from her glamorous updos paired with tiaras to her enviable everyday blowouts. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 From glamorous ballgowns paired with tiaras for Buckingham Palace receptions to jeans paired with casual tops for outdoor adventures, Princess Kate's wardrobe in 2023 had it all, but which stood out above the rest? Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2023 The birthday girl rocked a sparkly tiara as the two posed in front of a cake. Adam England, Peoplemag, 28 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, royal Persian headdress, from Greek

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tiara was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Tiara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiara. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

tiara

noun
ti·​ara tē-ˈar-ə How to pronounce tiara (audio) -ˈer- How to pronounce tiara (audio)
-ˈär-
1
: a crown worn by the pope
2
: a decorative headband worn by women on special occasions

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