tiara

noun ti·ara \ tē-ˈer-ə , -ˈär- \
Updated on: 21 Feb 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of tiara

Latin, royal Persian headdress, from Greek


TIARA Defined for English Language Learners

tiara

noun

Definition of tiara for English Language Learners

  • : 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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