tiara

noun
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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The aquamarine and diamond Christie's tiara has a slightly higher estimate of $340,000. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Two Rare Fabergé Tiaras With Ties to the Russian Royal Family Are Up for Auction," 10 Apr. 2019 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, "Prince Philip's Family Made a Huge Sacrifice for Queen Elizabeth's Engagement Ring," 25 Aug. 2018 Headbands Are the New Veil The trend for major headbands in bridal is two-fold: For starters, Meghan Markle’s antique diamond tiara was essentially an ultra-luxe headband, and the accessory is trending in ready-to-wear thanks to Miuccia Prada. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The 8 Major Trends of the Spring 2020 Bridal Season," 17 Apr. 2019 Diana’s signature tiara is often Kate's go-to choice for formal royal occasions, while even her engagement ring also once belonged to Diana. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wore a Pair of Princess Diana's Favorite Earrings for Her BAFTA Red Carpet Appearance," 11 Feb. 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara with Princess Diana's pearl teardrop earrings and a dazzling neckline that once belonged to the Queen Mother, according to royal jewelry expert Ella Kay. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The First Photos of Kate Middleton Wearing an Special Honor From the Queen Are Breathtaking," 24 Oct. 2018 Her hair was then pulled back into a low, twisted chignon—and topped off with the stunning Grenville emerald tiara. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Tapped Salon Hairstylist Sonnie Jo for the Royal Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 New photos from the set of The Crown’s third season have surfaced, with Olivia Colman looking regal as Queen Elizabeth II—decked in a tiara, gown, and all. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "A New Photo from The Crown Season 3 Set Shows Olivia Colman in a Tiara as the Queen," 4 Mar. 2019 Queen Elizabeth leads a very different life than the rest of us: state banquets, tiaras, a palace apartment. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Once Let a Dog Carry Her Handbag," 1 Mar. 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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tiara

noun

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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