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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Recent Examples on the Web Then came the tallest building in Cincinnati, Great American Tower, crowned with a 170-foot steel tiara. New York Times, 4 June 2021 Mila sported a light pink dress herself, complete with a faux tiara in her hair. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 27 May 2021 Kate wore a now-iconic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, paired with the Cartier Scroll tiara, lent to her by Queen Elizabeth. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 28 Apr. 2021 In addition, the lucky renter will need to be able to provide a fully refundable deposit equal to the price of the tiara. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 24 May 2021 More interesting, perhaps, to those interested in royal history are the jewels: a tiara, necklace, earrings, and bracelet, all from the diamond and sapphire King George VI Victorian Suite. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 19 Oct. 2020 The jewels from the tiara and bracelet -- once part of a belt -- were remodeled by the grand duchess's daughter, Princess Josephine. CNN, 6 May 2021 The exhibition will include at least one tiara, which will be shown in the second section of the exhibition, dedicated to the mastery of techniques and intricate detailing that became synonymous with Carl Fabergé and his firm. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Slap it on a bumper sticker and engrave it on a tiara. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 5 May 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiara. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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