ti·​ara | \ tē-ˈer-ə How to pronounce tiara (audio) , -ˈär-\

Definition of tiara

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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So, just to recap, Meghan is an American girl who grew up to be an actress and then an actual, tiara-wearing duchess and now she's set to have a birthday tea party with the Queen of England. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Queen Is Reportedly Planning a Birthday Tea for Meghan Markle," 29 June 2019 But instead of a tiara or a ballgown, this 17-year-old prefers a pair of silver wings and a crisp, navy blue flight attendant's uniform. Ashley Vaughan, CNN, "This brave teen with Down syndrome is taking to the sky as a flight attendant despite a bleak prognosis," 25 June 2019 John, the guy who put the boa and tiara on the roof cow? Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "March with a sense of history, and pride," 25 June 2019 In 1972, more than a dozen staff were taken hostage by armed men who raided the hotel safe and stole $265,000 worth of treasure, including an emerald tiara. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Plaza's 10 Juiciest Secrets Revealed," 7 June 2019 Because of the special meaning the rubies hold, some Twitter users are alleging that the queen was secretly shading her American visitor: The Queen has 41 tiaras! Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth Wore a Ruby Tiara That Wards Off Evil to the Trump State Banquet," 4 June 2019 Crowning glory: Morrison says that following royal weddings, tiaras traditionally resurge in bridal fashion. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Markle effect: 6 wedding trends inspired by the royal wedding," 30 May 2018 Alice offered to let Philip use the diamonds in the tiara she was given on her wedding day to create the band for his beloved, according to Town & Country. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Huge Sacrifice Prince Philip's Family Made for Queen Elizabeth's Engagement Ring," 4 June 2019 The sleeveless, feminine number was covered with metallic beads, which matched perfectly with her silver jewelry, sandals, and tiara-like headband. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Were Too Cute at the Game of Thrones Premiere in Belfast," 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of tiara

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tiara

Latin, royal Persian headdress, from Greek

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English Language Learners Definition of tiara

: a crown worn by the pope
: a small crown that is decorated with jewels and that is worn by women or girls on special occasions

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