tournure

noun
tour·​nure | \ (ˈ)tu̇r¦nyu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of tournure

: bustle sometimes : the dress worn over this device

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History and Etymology for tournure

French, manner in which a thing is fashioned, rounded form, bustle, from Old French torneüre act of turning, rounded form, from Medieval Latin tornatura, from Latin tornatus (past participle of tornare to turn) + -ura -ure

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“Tournure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tournure. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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