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tress

[ tres ]

noun

  1. Usually tresses. long locks or curls of hair.
  2. a plait or braid of hair.


tress

/ trɛs /

noun

  1. often plural a lock of hair, esp a long lock of woman's hair
  2. a plait or braid of hair


verb

  1. tr to arrange in tresses

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Derived Forms

  • ˈtressy, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tress1

1250–1300; Middle English tresse < Middle French: plait or braid of hair < ?

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tress1

C13: from Old French trece , of uncertain origin

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Example Sentences

In this case, the attachment’s nozzle slides down the hair shaft and draws strands toward it, which creates a downward flow that pushes frizzy bits below the main tress.

In solidarity, I grew out my hair too, witchy tresses streaked in silver, so voluminous that my swim cap recently burst open.

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There is long hair, period — the current record-holder is a woman in China whose tresses are more than 18 feet long — and there are categories involving hair.

Whether you’re a beginner or practically professional at styling your hair, there is a curler for your unique tresses, no matter how fine, thick, long, or short they may be.

In the documentary’s final moments, she also has her dark, glossy tresses cut into a short bob.

From Time

A second gust of wind came from the cliff, blowing against his hand a long tress of her hair.

And the sun was glancing on many a gemmed fillet and many a ribbon-decked, blond tress that fell nigh to its proud owner's knees.

When they lifted him up and laid him on his bed, in his clenched right hand they found a small tress of a woman's dark hair.

If one cuts a tress of your hair with a stroke of the Sword of Light it will take you out of that slumber.

He once showed his wife a beautiful tress of Thyrzas hair, but never mentioned her real name.

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