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1. costume

noun. ['kɑːˈstuːm, ˈkɑːstuːm'] the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball.

Synonyms

  • garb
  • wardrobe
  • attire
  • masquerade costume
  • dress
  • masquerade

Antonyms

  • overdress
  • stay
  • dress up
  • uglify

Etymology

  • costume (French)
  • costuma (Italian)

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How do you pronounce costume?

Pronounce costume as ˈkɑstum.

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Example sentences of the word costume


1. Noun, singular or mass
Wearing an animal costume can be fun for a party or for everyday play.

2. Verb, base form
Theme or costume 12th birthday parties, can be a chance for particularly cute outfits.

3. Adjective
As an initiation, ask the freshmen dress up in generalized funny costumes or set a costume theme.

Quotes containing the word costume


1. You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
- Zig Ziglar

2. If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
- Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

3. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
- Leo Rosten

2. costume

verb. ['kɑːˈstuːm, ˈkɑːstuːm'] dress in a costume.

Synonyms

  • deck up
  • tog
  • trick up
  • gussy up
  • attire
  • fancy up
  • dress
  • garment
  • raiment
  • tog up
  • habilitate
  • fit out
  • overdress
  • trick out
  • tog out
  • garb
  • rig out
  • deck out
  • get up
  • clothe
  • fig up
  • prink
  • enclothe
  • dress up
  • apparel

Antonyms

  • undress
  • kern
  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • costume (French)
  • costuma (Italian)

3. costume

noun. ['kɑːˈstuːm, ˈkɑːstuːm'] unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place.

Synonyms

  • dress
  • garb

Antonyms

  • unmuzzle
  • fall
  • lower

Etymology

  • costume (French)
  • costuma (Italian)

4. costume

noun. ['kɑːˈstuːm, ˈkɑːstuːm'] the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class.

Synonyms

  • garb
  • attire
  • dress
  • academic costume

Antonyms

  • informal
  • undergarment
  • overgarment
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • costume (French)
  • costuma (Italian)

5. costume

verb. ['kɑːˈstuːm, ˈkɑːstuːm'] furnish with costumes; as for a film or play.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • demand
  • garb

Etymology

  • costume (French)
  • costuma (Italian)

6. costume

noun. ['kɑːˈstuːm, ˈkɑːstuːm'] the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments).

Synonyms

  • dress
  • garb

Antonyms

  • lie down
  • go to bed
  • turn in

Etymology

  • costume (French)
  • costuma (Italian)
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