plural noun
\ ˈtīts How to pronounce tights (audio) \

Definition of tights

: a skintight garment covering the body from the neck down or from the waist down also, British : pantyhose

Examples of tights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Windowsen dress, $1,256, available at windowsen.com; Wolford tights, $145, available at worlfordshop.com. refinery29.com, 26 Apr. 2022 In addition, Zien manages to pull off playing Albert Einstein, Robert Strauss and a pre-fame Marlene Dietrich (top hat, tights, growly Germanic vocals and all). A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 13 Apr. 2022 For the show, the Hadids sported coordinating red corset dresses with latex tights and bleach brows, both of which were themes throughout the sleek show. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Feb. 2022 Even my heaviest, 250-weight merino-wool tights aren’t warm enough on their own in below-freezing temperatures. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2021 Grace paired her outfit with a purple bucket hat with flowers and light pink tights. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 2 June 2022 Love it or loathe it, at some point most children will get wriggled into ballet tights or tap shoes and sent into a room with the music and the mirror to work off some energy, make friends and learn to take direction. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 Leave the Danzig tee and black tights at home until Orion’s fall concerts. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 14 May 2022 Your costume can be made up of green shorts, a green corset or top, poison ivy tights and even a green wig! Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tights

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Tights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tights. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for tights


noun plural
\ ˈtīts How to pronounce tights (audio) \

Kids Definition of tights

: a garment closely fitted to the body and covering it usually from the waist down

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