- a person or thing that fascinates.
- a scarf of crochet work, lace, or the like, narrowing toward the ends, worn as a head covering by women.
Origin of fascinator
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Examples from the Web for fascinator
She had put on her fascinator hood, but her hands and wrists were bare.A Spoil of Office
Miss Lydia shook her head, blushing as she untied her "fascinator."The Battle Ground
The boss unbent to a surprising degree, Mrs. Stockbridge was most cordial, and the daughter proved to be a fascinator.Bizarre
His razor-mind was reincarnated a century later as the fascinator of nations—M. Dupin.Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories
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Mrs. Harsanyi took her into her own room and helped her take off her country "fascinator" and her clumsy plush cape.Song of the Lark
- a lightweight, decorative head covering worn by women on formal occasions