[ som-brair-oh; Spanish sawm-bre-raw ]
/ sɒmˈbrɛər oʊ; Spanish sɔmˈbrɛ rɔ /

noun, plural som·bre·ros [som-brair-ohz; Spanish sawm-bre-raws] /sɒmˈbrɛər oʊz; Spanish sɔmˈbrɛ rɔs/.

a broad-brimmed hat of straw or felt, usually tall-crowned, worn especially in Spain, Mexico, and the southwestern U.S.

Origin of sombrero

1590–1600; < Spanish: hat, derivative of sombra shade; see somber


som·bre·roed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sombrero

/ (sɒmˈbrɛərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a felt or straw hat with a wide brim, as worn by men in Mexico

Word Origin for sombrero

C16: from Spanish, from sombrero de sol shade from the sun
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