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 Alteñas file into the ballroom, serenading the teen in the white gown and tiara. Harper Smith, Allure, "The Beauty Secrets of Mariachi Las Alteñas, an All-Female Mariachi Band in the Heart of Texas," 13 Nov. 2018 Most of us can’t spring for a tiara or diamond brooch, but a pearl pendant or earrings, even if fake, comes close. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "How Classic Pearls Became Improbably Hip," 11 Dec. 2018 During her wedding to Prince Andrew on July 23, 1986, the bride continued on her dramatic streak with two headdresses: an unconventional (but sentimental!) flower crown and a classic diamond tiara. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Fascinating Story Behind Sarah Ferguson's Wedding Tiara," 28 July 2018 What, Saturday's royal wedding wasn't enough to satisfy your appetite for tiaras? Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "Miss USA 2018: Time, channel, streaming info for the Shreveport pageant," 21 May 2018 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

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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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