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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But now, nearly a decade later, the 15-year-old is ready to put her tutu and tiara days behind her. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Child Star Sophia Grace From 'The Ellen Show' Released a Sassy New Rap Video," 7 Jan. 2019 By wielding a giant sword and chanting a mantra, Adora changes from mumsy space cadet into a disco-interpretation of a goddess: gold go-go boots, matching golden gauntlets, a winged vaguely Nordic tiara, and a crimson cape. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power honors and challenges the original She-Ra.," 21 Nov. 2018 There were trains by the yard obstructing traffic, and a full complement of halos, wimples, tiaras and crowns. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "The Scene Inside the Met Gala," 8 May 2018 Dazzling jewels encrusted on clothes, chokers, tiaras, brooches, headgear, swords and daggers capture the opulence of the Rathores. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019 During a meeting with fans in Melbourne Wednesday, Meghan was given a special gift: a new tiara from a young fan. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Has A New Tiara, But It's Not What You Think," 18 Oct. 2018 Hers was a diamond filigree tiara that had been made in the 1930s for Queen Mary, the Princess of Teck. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding Tiara Was Her Something Borrowed," 12 Oct. 2018 The royal wedding happened all the way back in May, which means it's been almost five whole months since Meghan Markle put on a tiara. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Here's When Meghan Markle Might Be Wearing Her Next Tiara," 5 Oct. 2018 Later in the evening, photos from inside the fête showed the Duchess in action in her tiara and shimmery Jenny Packham gown. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears the Lover's Knot Tiara to the Queen's 2018 Diplomatic Reception," 4 Dec. 2018

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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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