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caparison

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 dressy clothing
  • attended the masquerade ball in the caparison of an Indian maharaja

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caparison

verb

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1 to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes
  • used to seeing him in a T-shirt and jeans, we were startled by the sight of strapping youth caparisoned for the prom in a tuxedo

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2 to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming
  • the state's rolling hills are even more becoming when they are caparisoned in the glorious colors of autumn

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“Caparison.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/caparison. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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