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dinner dress

a dress, often long and having sleeves or a jacket, more elaborate than one designed for daytime wear but less formal than an evening gown.
Origin of dinner dress
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She wore a dinner dress of mingled scarlet and black, and many chains of sequins which jingled with her every movement.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • He stood there in dinner dress, more imposing than Katy had thought he could be.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Very lovely looked she in her dinner dress, with purple and scarlet flowers in her bosom.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • My morning dress, my noon dress, dinner dress, And evening dress!

    The Hunchback James Sheridan Knowles
  • He's in dinner dress, just as he came from his own table in Fifth Avenue.

    One of My Sons Anna Katharine Green
  • Eddie can put on a dinner dress with the best and he has dined with kings.

    The Tent Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Before we had been a fortnight in the place, all the other girls vied with me as to their dinner dress.

    A Plucky Girl L. T. Meade
  • I cannot appear in the morning in a dinner dress, and a white frock—at my age!

    The Dangerous Age Karin Michalis
  • Aunt Maria was more "duchessy" than ever in her dinner dress.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • Her clinging black gown was sufficiently elaborate for a dinner dress.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter

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