Costume

Definition of Costume

Cos´tume`   Pronunciation: k?s´t?m` or k?s-t?m´
n.1.Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
2.Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
I began last night to read Walter Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel . . . .I was extremely delighted with the poetical beauty of some parts . . . .The costume, too, is admirable.
- Sir J. Mackintosh.
3.A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.

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