noun, plural wreaths [reethz, reeths]. /riðz, riθs/.
- a curved section of a handrail.
- Also called wreathpiece . a curved section of a string.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of wreath
OTHER WORDS FROM wreathwreathlike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for wreath
Across the bay, a half-dozen miles or so, the great mountains stood grim and silent, the tops of many of them wreathed in fog.The Young Alaskans|Emerson Hough
Malkiel smiled, a long and wreathed smile that was full of luscious melancholy and tragic sweetness.The Prophet of Berkeley Square|Robert Hichens
But outwardly she was calm and smiling, looking from one scowling face to the other as if all were wreathed in smiles.Hildegarde's Harvest|Laura E. Richards
His grim and massive countenance was wreathed into an amused smile.'Tween Snow and Fire|Bertram Mitford
Smiles may be said to be wreathed because they inwreathe the face.Minor Poems by Milton|John Milton