- a long cloak with a hood.
- a close-fitting, caplike bonnet worn by women and children in the mid-Victorian period.
- a bullfighter's cape; capa.
- an adjustable top or hood of a vehicle, as a buggy.
Origin of capote
- Truman,1924–84, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
Examples from the Web for capote
There was Capote, and Good Night and Good Luck—a brilliant picture that year.Paul Haggis on Scientology, the ‘Crash’ Oscar, and ‘Third Person’
June 19, 2014
Capote and Moneyball were great, but we thought this could be his breakout film.Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard on Woody Allen and the State of Indie Film
May 22, 2014
CAPOTE (2005) This is the role that propelled Hoffman from ace character actor to leading man.Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Performances: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Capote,’ and More
February 2, 2014
Clarke spent as many years as it took to get the goods on Capote, then just let it rip.Blake Bailey: How I Write
March 20, 2013
The role earned him his fourth Oscar nomination (he won best actor in 2006 for Capote).Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence & More (VIDEO)
February 7, 2013
Casting his capote about him and drawing on his mittens, he obeyed.Murder Point
A warm, well-lined hood or capote was attached to each overcoat.Winter Adventures of Three Boys
Egerton R. Young
She wore a long Dalmatian capote with the hood drawn over her head.The Shadow of the Czar
John R. Carling
The Pope kissed my capote, when I went to him in the evening to take my leave.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2
Capote–bleu, Matre Perrot, what do you think of your master, is he mad?The Prairie-Bird
Charles Augustus Murray
- a long cloak or soldier's coat, usually with a hood
- Truman. 1924–84, US writer; his novels include Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948) and In Cold Blood (1964), based on an actual multiple murder
Word Origin and History for capote
"long cloak with a hood," 1812, from French capote, fem. of capot (17c.), diminutive of cape (see cape (n.1)).