\ ˈtres How to pronounce tress (audio) \

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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The entertainer wore what appears to be a unit that included the short blunt cut bangs with longer curly tresses in the back. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Teyana Taylor Got Baby Bangs Right For The 2019 CFDA Awards," 4 June 2019 According to a post by the BLK LBL Instagram account, which is a men's hair care line that assisted in the process, Joe's tresses were donated to Locks of Love. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Survivor' Star Joe Anglim Is Unrecognizable After Chopping Off His Hair," 27 May 2019 Celebs like Yara Shahidi and Taraji P. Henson love having their tresses #tossedbytym, aka styled by hairstylist Tym Wallace. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Meet the Seventeen Beauty Awards Experts," 17 May 2019 Dogs are having their tresses colored, straightened, curled and waved. Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 After all, the scent of spring's bloom is heavy in the air—why not opt for tresses to match? Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Matches Her Hair to Her Versace Feathers at the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Take a lesson from Blake Lively's famous flowing tresses for graduation day. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "13 Graduation Hairstyles That Will Still Look Cute Under Your Grad Cap," 9 Apr. 2019 Along with the bangs that hit above her brows, Gigi's wig featured pieces of hair that framed her face, and other wispy tresses that looked very edgy and rocker chic. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Debuted Baby Bangs During a Photo Shoot," 18 Oct. 2018 Cunningham said on Instagram Wednesday, adding that the whole balayage process of turning Biel’s brunette tresses to blonde took her 75 minutes. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Jessica Biel Just Went 'Really Blonde' and Her Husband Justin Timberlake Had the Best Reaction!," 7 Feb. 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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