- a headband, especially one worn about the forehead.
- a narrow brassiere.
Origin of bandeau
Related Words for bandeauline, tape, ring, fish, slice, meat, bow, decoration, streamer, strip, stripe, chain, hoop, binding, strap, harness, braid, truss, ribbon, belt
Examples from the Web for bandeau
Historical Examples of bandeau
They become bendellus and bendellum; then bandeau and bande.The Eagle's Nest
Her head is uncovered, and merely encircled with a bandeau of black velvet.Austria
But I wouldn't wear a bandeau on my hair if I were you, Pauline.The Revolt
Ellis Parker Butler
A turban or bandeau is of the greatest importance in their estimation.Fenelon's Treatise on the Education of Daughters
The bandeau inclosing the head glittered resplendent with amethysts.Josephine
John S. C. Abbott
- a narrow band of ribbon, velvet, etc, worn round the head
- a bikini top in the form of narrow band of material
Word Origin for bandeau
1706, from French bandeau, from Old French bandel (12c.), diminutive of bande "band" (see band (n.1)).