- Usually tresses. long locks or curls of hair.
- a plait or braid of hair.
Origin of tress
Examples from the Web for tresses
Though Free began dyeing her tresses four years ago, only recently has she become sought after for her unique hair color.Pink Hair Hits the Fashion World
October 8, 2011
He trims your tresses and his assistant Dora blows you out to perfection.Gal With a Suitcase: New York's Best Pampering Spots
February 11, 2011
These tresses cannot be maintained by any barber and need special attention.The Real Jersey Dictionary, Vol. 2
October 21, 2010
The tresses of this lady were shining and black, like the plumage of the raven.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
It was Venus rising from the waves with no veil save her tresses.
The crown of her tresses as she walked beside him was at his shoulder.The World Beyond
Raymond King Cummings
Hunted his howling host, his Thyiads with tresses dishevelled.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
Caius Valerius Catullus
Diane blushed, but put up a hand and began to uncoil the tresses.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- (often plural) a lock of hair, esp a long lock of woman's hair
- a plait or braid of hair
- (tr) to arrange in tresses
Word Origin and History for tresses
late 13c., "long lock of hair," from Old French tresse "a plait or braid of hair" (12c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trichia "braid, rope," from Greek trikhia "rope," from thrix (genitive trikhos) "hair." Related: Tresses.