Noun Accoutrements Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accoutrements

Pronunciation:

/əˈkuːtəm(ə)nt//əˈkuːtrəm(ə)nt/

Definition:
1.

noun

An additional item of dress or equipment.
  1. 'I used a card, because the helmets and other accoutrements boosted the total past the contents of my lean wallet.'
  2. 'No way were they going to dare attend a Cure gig without their full make-up, leather jackets, hats and various other accoutrements.'
  3. 'Fossilized flower bracelets (multicolor buds in lucite) are fun accoutrements.'
  4. 'We toured the city and marvelled at the specialist shops that occupied specific streets; one street specialised in supplies for chapel selling vestments, candles and other religious accoutrements.'
  5. 'Both create diaristic work steeped in the symbols and accoutrements of Afro-Cuban religious ritual.'
  6. 'Trusting his word, I step into the bedroom, most of my stuff still littering the floor right where Adele set it, and begin tossing various articles of clothing and other accoutrements onto the bed.'
  7. 'With a poncho, the correct accoutrements are a sombrero and some tequila; with matching hats and scarves, facial hair and a job at Santa's grotto is recommended.'
  8. 'Other additional accoutrements such as wedding veils, fairy wings etc will also garner bonus points.'
  9. 'We load the Bee with our picnic supplies, rain gear, sturdy shoes, and other accoutrements of mountain exploration, slather on the sunscreen, and begin the adventure.'
  10. 'While the incident was clearly a set-up, it does demonstrate that the public expects at least to be sparkled and awed by the splendid attire and accoutrements of royal women, if not by their dazzling beauty.'
  11. 'Instantly recognisable by their white outfits and strange accoutrements, all Morris dancing groups have their own identifying quirks.'
((n. pl.) Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and equipments worn by soldiers.)


Origin:
Mid 16th century: from French, from accoutrer ‘clothe, equip’ (see accoutre).

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