costume

[[t]kɒ̱stjuːm, AM -tuːm[/t]]
costumes
1) N-VAR An actor's or performer's costume is the set of clothes they wear while they are performing.

Even from a distance the effect of his fox costume was stunning...

The performers, in costume and make-up, were walking up and down backstage...

In all, she has eight costume changes.

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2) N-UNCOUNT: supp N The clothes worn by people at a particular time in history, or in a particular country, are referred to as a particular type of costume.

...men and women in eighteenth-century costume...

In the colourful markets at Chincero and Pisac, women still wear their traditional costume.

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3) ADJ: ADJ n A costume play or drama is one which is set in the past and in which the actors wear the type of clothes that were worn in that period.

...a lavish costume drama set in Ireland and the US in the 1890s.


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  • costume — [ kɔstym ] n. m. • 1747; autre sens 1662; it. costume « coutume » 1 ♦ Vêtement habituel particulier à un pays, une époque, une condition. ⇒ accoutrement, vx équipage, habillement, habit, vêtement. Costumes nationaux. Costume régional porté à l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • costumé — costume [ kɔstym ] n. m. • 1747; autre sens 1662; it. costume « coutume » 1 ♦ Vêtement habituel particulier à un pays, une époque, une condition. ⇒ accoutrement, vx équipage, habillement, habit, vêtement. Costumes nationaux. Costume régional… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Costume — Cos tume (k?s t?m or k?s t?m ), n. [F. costume, It. costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen (not found), for consuetudo custom. See {Custom}, and cf. {Consuetude}.] 1. Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • costumé — costumé, ée (ko stu mé, mée) part. passé. Costumé à la façon antique.    Bal costumé, bal où les danseurs, danseuses et assistants, ou la plupart, portent des travestissements qui reproduisent plus ou moins fidèlement des costumes de pays, de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • costume — s.m. [lat. volgare costumen ]. 1. a. [modo consueto di agire, di pensare, di comportarsi di una persona: non è mio c. mentire ; persona di strani c. ] ▶◀ abitudine, consuetudine, maniera, pratica, regola, stile. b. [atteggiamento etico: mal c. ;… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • costume — [käs′to͞om΄, käs′tyo͞om΄] n. [18th c. art term < Fr < It < L consuetudo,CUSTOM] 1. a) the style of dress, including accessories, typical of a certain country, period, profession, etc. b) a set of clothes in such a style, as worn in a… …   English World dictionary

  • costume — ► NOUN 1) a set of clothes in a style typical of a particular country or historical period. 2) a set of clothes worn by an actor or performer for a role. 3) Brit. dated a woman s matching jacket and skirt. ► VERB ▪ dress in a costume. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • costume — index clothe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • costume — s. m. 1. Prática habitual, modo de proceder. = HÁBITO 2.  [Direito] Perguntas que devem fazer se a todas as testemunhas sobre o parentesco, amizade ou ódio que possam ter a alguma das partes. 3. Trajo; moda. • costumes s. m. pl. 4. Procedimento,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Costume — All the garments worn at one time. Also the dress belonging to a given country, time, class or calling …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • costume — [n] set of clothes apparel, attire, clothing, dress, duds*, ensemble, fashion, garb, getup*, guise, livery, mode, outfit, rig*, robes*, style, suit, uniform, wardrobe; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

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