ti·ara | \tē-ˈer-ə, -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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The key to wearing a tiara or other jeweled headpiece, is to keep it simple and uncluttered. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Markle effect: 6 wedding trends inspired by the royal wedding," 30 May 2018 While each country has its own traditions, a reliable common denominator is the glamour factor, which includes ruffled confections of gowns and princess-worthy tiaras. Morgan Sykes, The Cut, "A German Photographer’s Meditation on Havana’s Quinceañeras," 9 Feb. 2018 In the film, Audrey Hepburn's Holly meanders down the avenue, still in her long evening gown and tiara, then pauses to gaze longingly into the Tiffany window with croissant and coffee in hand. Becca Endicott, ELLE Decor, "Have Breakfast At Tiffany's Gorgeous New Blue Box Café," 9 Nov. 2017 Case in point, her gorgeous wedding hair, a simple updo paired with a tiara-like headpiece from Robinson Pelham and a mid-length veil by Stephen Jones. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton's Gorgeous Wedding Hair Style Revealed," 20 May 2017 Diana famously wore the Spencer tiara on her wedding day in July 1981. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Princess Diana's Niece Just Wore the Spencer Tiara at Her Wedding," 18 June 2018 At the last Royal Wedding, Middleton wore the the Halo tiara, which was given to the Queen Mother by her husband prior to his coronation and made by Cartier. refinery29.com, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Designer Is Clare Waight Keller Of Givenchy," 19 May 2018 Inside the extravaganza, princess bride-types wore tiaras to meet-and-greet potential vendors. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "#HoustonStrong, rose gold, and the royal wedding rule 2018 Bridal Extravaganza Show," 8 Jan. 2018 Surrounded by princesses and wearing a tiara, 5-year-old Danielle was adopted by her foster family in a princess-themed adoption hearing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to ABC News. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "This Little Girl Had the Best Princess-Themed Adoption Hearing," 13 June 2016

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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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