a skin-tight, one-piece garment for the lower part of the body and the legs, now often made of stretch fabric, originally worn by dancers, acrobats, gymnasts, etc., and later made for general wear for adults and children.
a leotard with legs and, sometimes, feet.
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How to use tights in a sentence
Good options for that first layer of leggings include Under Armour’s Empowered tights or the Fly Fast Printed tights—both will keep you toasty without weighing you down.
Action Comics No.1 is the book that ushered in the golden age of superheroes in tights.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con | Sujay Kumar | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I was living in New York, like '91 and '92, and I was wearing Doc Martens, black tights, and big baby doll dresses.‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch' | Kevin Fallon | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was not cold, in her thin tights, from the breeze from the sea.
When Smallville premiered in October 2001, its creators had one rule: “no flights, no tights.”The Week in Nostalgia: ‘Fight Club’ Hits Theaters, Cyndi Lauper’s Album Drops, and More (VIDEO) | Chancellor Agard | October 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The spread even goes as far to credit the brand of tights that its fictitious Sanmoa uses to hang herself with.Eva Chen Named Editor of Lucky Magazine; Vice Fashion Spread Features Literary Suicides | The Fashion Beast Team | June 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had been properly dressed for the occasion in black tulle and black silk tights.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The worthy fellow evidently imagined that I was going to appear in tights before the lairds of Aberdeen.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
The Nubian wore black tights and shirt, black slippers and a white skull cap and breech-clout.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
On the benches six girls were lolling about, dressed in gaudy tights, and with them were three or four men.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York | Lemuel Ely Quigg
In the middle of the street a strong man in pink tights was doing stunts with dumb-bells and the members of his family.Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for tights
Also called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): pantyhose a one-piece clinging garment covering the body from the waist to the feet, worn by women in place of stockings
Also called: leotards US and Canadian a similar, tight-fitting garment worn instead of trousers by either sex
a similar garment formerly worn by men, as in the 16th century with a doublet
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