tress

noun
\ 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

Examples of tress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your clients need to get something off their shoulders (besides their tresses), give them the gift of a willing ear. Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Memories of childhood abuse occupy survivor’s thoughts," 16 Nov. 2019 If your clients need to get something off their shoulders (besides their tresses), give them the gift of a willing ear. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Is it too late to confront mother about childhood physical abuse?," 16 Nov. 2019 Lorraine Toussaint blithely recounts the times her tresses have been damaged by stylists inexperienced with managing black hair. Gary Gerard Hamilton, chicagotribune.com, "Tiffany Haddish, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and other black actresses cite lack of Hollywood stylists who get black hair," 26 Oct. 2019 Lorraine Toussaint blithely recounts the times her tresses have been damaged by stylists inexperienced with managing black hair. Washington Post, "Actresses cite lack of Hollywood stylists who get black hair," 25 Oct. 2019 And while there are some staple beach bag products that can help tame tresses, there’s also an easy styling trick for combatting flyaways worth keeping in your back pocket. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Bella Hadid’s Simple Trick for Achieving Boat-Ready Hair," 27 May 2019 But these ordinary orchids — the spiky green bog orchids and plain pale ladies’ tresses — didn’t change the history of knowledge. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Orchids," 9 Oct. 2019 In the 30-second video from the upcoming TV special, Auli’i Cravalho rocks red tresses as Ariel, while Queen Latifah looks fittingly intimidating as Ursula the Sea Witch. EW.com, "Meet Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, and more of The Little Mermaid Live! cast in new video," 7 Oct. 2019 Jenner was just seen out and about in New York City last week with her signature dark tresses. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Just Went Blonde on the Burberry Runway," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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6 Dec 2019

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“Tress.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tress. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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tress

noun
\ ˈtres How to pronounce tress (audio) \

Kids Definition of tress

: a long lock of hair

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