\ˈtres \

Definition of tress 

1 : a long lock of hair especially : the long unbound hair of a woman usually used in plural

2 archaic : a plait of hair : braid

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Still, for those who yearn to add one more day of waking up with perfect, sleek tresses to their blowout routine, the investment of time and money could well be worth it. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Is Hair Botox the Secret to a Blowout That Lasts?," 2 May 2018 But sometimes, reinvention is just as healthy for those cutting tresses too. Lindzi Scharf,, "Ted Gibson and Jason Backe load up the truck to bring their scissors and famously expensive haircuts to L.A.," 3 May 2018 Shaking her tresses and all the rest with enthusiasm, the singer early and often brought a commitment the audience clearly bought into. Fred Schruers, Billboard, "The Go-Go's Bring Fun & Fireworks to Hollywood Bowl Fourth of July Concert," 5 July 2018 Same goes for the Eurocentric salons that presumably had more skill grooming looser tresses. Leilani Marie Labong,, "At the Culture of Hair salon, the mission is top of mind — and head," 5 July 2018 Her hair was styled down, with flowers among her tresses. Peter Mikelbank,, "Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp's Ex, Marries Film Director Samuel Benchetrit in France," 30 June 2018 Their Precious Hair Care Oil ($100; contains a nourishing combo of passion fruit and shea and moringa oils to smooth the cuticle and keep tresses healthy. Lisa Desantis,, "These Are the Beauty Products January Jones Uses Every Single Day," 14 June 2018 Pocahontas is a princess, daughter of Powhatan, jewel of the Tsenacommacah, savior of men, and star of her own eponymous Disney film, with twin cascading tresses that part down the center of her head. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Inside Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Porsha Williams's Wig Room," 18 May 2018 Before this cut, Jenner had remained committed to her long, wavy tresses. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Did New Mom Kylie Jenner Just Dye Her Hair Blonde? 'I Think I Was Meant to Be' She Says," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tress

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tress

Middle English tresse, from Anglo-French tresce

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: a long lock of hair

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