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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Examples of tiara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the pieces on display, the most recognizable may be the Diamond Diadem crown and The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 July 2022 Ten-thousand mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls decorated the extravagant look, which the young princess accented with her family’s Spencer tiara. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 July 2022 Special exhibitions are going up around the country, too, including two at Sotheby’s London, as Smithsonian magazine’s Sarah Kuta reports—a tiara exhibition and an exhibition of British female monarch portraiture. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 June 2022 Princess Sofia of Sweden, for example, gave us a major tiara moment at a state banquet at the Royal Castle in Stockholm for the official visit of Finland's President and First Lady this week. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 19 May 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebration, Sotheby’s London will open the largest tiara exhibition staged in the UK in 20 years. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The fashion-forward tot accessorized her black, red, and white cardigan with a hot pink cape and matching wand, along with a bejeweled mask and tiara. Tristan Balagtas, PEOPLE.com, 29 Jan. 2022 More laughs come when Dre's parents – Pops (Laurence Fishburne) in tuxedo and Ruby (Jennifer Lewis) in a gown and tiara – waltz in for a greeting. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2022 Beatrice paired the gown with the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which Queen Elizabeth wore to marry Prince Philip on November 20, 1947. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 17 July 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Tiara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiara. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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