costumes

[ noun kos-toom, -tyoom; verb ko-stoom, -styoom ]SEE DEFINITION OF costumes
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Oliver could not be sure, though their faces and their costumes were familiar.

Cars, costumes, banners and decorations were all designed by this imp of ten.

They had got themselves up in all kinds of costumes, for this "act."

When I arrived at Duquesnel's house, he asked me to go in and discuss the costumes with his wife.

He insisted on paying for our costumes, which was great extravagance for him.

I had not been able to try on my costumes either, as I had been in bed all the time.

I also sketched in black and white on grey paper two Netherland costumes.

I have the actors, I have the costumes ready, just leave it to me.

What costumes there were on young and old for an observing eye!

“Costumes for the maskenball,” I answered, taking refuge in brevity of reply.

WORD ORIGIN

1715, "style of dress," an art term, from French costume (17c.), from Italian costume "fashion, habit," from Latin consuetudinem (nominative consuetudo) "custom, habit, usage." Essentially the same word as custom but arriving by a different etymology. From "customary clothes of the particular period in which the scene is laid," meaning broadened by 1818 to "any defined mode of dress." Costume jewelry is first attested 1933.

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