uni·​tard | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌtärd How to pronounce unitard (audio) \

Definition of unitard

: a close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso and legs and often for the arms and feet

Examples of unitard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sustainable activewear brand has always championed diversity on its site, featuring models of all ages, races, and sizes, so that everyone can see themselves when shopping for their next pair of leggings, sports bra, or ‘80s-style unitard. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Girlfriend’s New Underwear & Socks Line Will Benefit The Black Community," 28 June 2020 He’s given a eulogy dressed in his blue and red unitard. Dallas News, "Holding out for a hero? This Irving-based nonprofit has a whole bunch," 18 Feb. 2020 For the holiday, Beyoncé wore a custom unitard design by Death By Dolls with one pink leg and one nude leg, white boots designed to look like track shoes, and her hair styled just like the famous Olympian’s. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Beyoncé Looks Just Like Lisa Bonet in Never-Before-Seen Photos of Last Year's Halloween Costume," 20 Sep. 2019 Emerging from the back of the stage in a white unitard and an enormous black skirt billowing from the floor to the ceiling is the steely and precise Ms. Mearns, the eventual captor of Mr. Ulbricht’s comically limp and apathetic Sigh. New York Times, "New York City Ballet Is Back, and the Real Jewels Are the Dancers," 19 Sep. 2019 There’s Venus, their leader, at the wheel, looking crazed and sultry in a sparkling black unitard. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Review: A New ‘Tannhäuser’ Brings Burger King to Bayreuth," 26 July 2019 The remaining 33 Royal Ballet dancers were dressed in similar black unitards sprayed with splotches of white chalk (Dean’s idea of sins being transferred from one to another). Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Review: Thomas Adès’ spectacular ‘Inferno’ gets the Wayne McGregor and Tacita Dean touch," 14 July 2019 Looking comfortable in Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme’s airy costumes — mists of tulle netting over neon unitards — the dancers carve their own rhythmic contours inside of the score, especially through darting footwork. Siobhan Burke, New York Times, "Paul Taylor’s Company Without Him: Onstage, a Transition to a New Era," 9 June 2019 Dion made her first appearance of the week in a Chanel unitard, complete with a chain logo belt, casting herself as a modern-day Catwoman while nailing the athleisure trend. Marianna Cerini, CNN Style, "How Celine Dion became the queen of couture week," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of unitard

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unitard

uni- + leotard

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13 Jul 2020

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“Unitard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unitard. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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