court dress

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  1. the formal costume required to be worn at a royal court on ceremonial and other occasions.

Origin of court dress

First recorded in 1690–1700

Words Nearby court dress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use court dress in a sentence

  • Now off your bodies your armour lay, And hie to the castle in court dress gay.

  • When he was married, and when the young prince was born, they went to the Tuileries in their court-dress.

  • The white court dress was armor which he put on to serve him in the dangerous attempt to look once more on a woman's face.

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  • This time it was not an old woman, or a laborer in a blouse, or a soldier; but I knew my pursuer in his white court dress.

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  • And my wife tells me that it is rather late to make alterations in a court dress the day before the Drawing-Room.

British Dictionary definitions for court dress

court dress

  1. the formal clothing worn at court

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