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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Brandoniya lay in a small casket, white wreathed in pale pink, with a glimmering tiara atop her head. Sarah Sarder, Dallas News, "Family buries 9-year-old Dallas girl whose death inspires calls to 'stand up' against gun violence," 25 May 2010 Both her mother, Princess Michael of Kent, and her grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, tied the knot in the same tiara. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Lady Gabriella Windsor's Tiara Almost Fell Off Her Head During Her Royal Wedding," 9 July 2019 The Queen of Rosaria, Mya Brazile, held an armful of flowers and posed in her tiara. oregonlive.com, "Royal Rosarians find, and award, the best rose gardens in Portland," 26 June 2019 He will be treated to a state banquet in the Buckingham Palace Ballroom this evening which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend and the female royals will wear tiaras. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Camilla Officially Welcome President Trump to Buckingham Palace," 3 June 2019 The royals have a history of repurposing gems into new styles — just take a look at Meghan's convertible wedding tiara! Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Princess Diana’s Jewelry Might Start Appearing in Public More," 31 May 2018 Over her pigtail braids (matching her mom's braid-on-braid updo), Blue wore a delicate diamond tiara, also by Lorraine Schwartz, according to People. Helin Jung, Cosmopolitan, "Blue Ivy Carter's $11,000 VMAs Dress Cements Her Status as Pop Royalty," 29 Aug. 2016 So, just to recap, Meghan is an American girl who grew up to be an actress and then an actual, tiara-wearing duchess and now she's set to have a birthday tea party with the Queen of England. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Queen Is Reportedly Planning a Birthday Tea for Meghan Markle," 29 June 2019 But instead of a tiara or a ballgown, this 17-year-old prefers a pair of silver wings and a crisp, navy blue flight attendant's uniform. Ashley Vaughan, CNN, "This brave teen with Down syndrome is taking to the sky as a flight attendant despite a bleak prognosis," 25 June 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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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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