Definition of 'costume'
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Mostly, this is a chance for visitors to look passively at costumes and sets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Guess that's what inspired all the costume changes. The Sun (2016)The couple asked all their guests to carry pumpkins to light their way to the venue and to dress in costume or autumnal colours. The Sun (2016)I was always wearing costumes for parties when they were little and that kind of thing. The Sun (2016)His period costumes are divine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But I am uncomfortable with the way he talks me into buying and wearing the costumes. The Sun (2017)This was his costume and we played with it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There will also be live storytelling by historic costumed performers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her performances are as energetic as her sets and costumes are extravagant. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They have pared the show to two costume changes a night. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was probably in his costume at the time. The Sun (2011)There are transcripts of conversations with academics and photographs of period costumes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The wearing of fancy dress costumes and oversized hats inside the ground is prohibited. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Especially for the price of a costume drama. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The palace and costumes are preposterously lavish. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She credits the costume designers she has met on film sets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I'VE built a career around dressing up in daft costumes. The Sun (2006)And he admitted he loved the way his clingy costume showed off his lunchbox. The Sun (2013)Do you like how you look in your period costume? The Sun (2014)They understand that it is like wearing a digital costume and make-up. The Sun (2011)He changed into his costume, entered the arena and walked the wire. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What about actresses filming Edwardian costume dramas? Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are many dancers and many wildly colourful costumes, all contributing to a mood of heightened sensations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They won't see images of costumed actors eating hare's ears. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is a gentle, long-suffering squire who has devoted her life to massaging actors into costumes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'costume'
British English: costume /ˈkɒstjuːm/ NOUN
An actor's or performer's costume is the set of clothes they wear while they are performing.
His costume was stunning.
- American English: costume
- Arabic: زِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: fantasia roupa
- Chinese: 服装
- Croatian: kostim
- Czech: kostým
- Danish: kostume
- Dutch: kostuum
- European Spanish: vestuario
- Finnish: puku
- French: costume bain
- German: Kostüm
- Greek: ενδυμασία
- Italian: costume
- Japanese: 身なり
- Korean: 복장
- Norwegian: drakt
- Polish: kostium
- European Portuguese: fantasia roupa
- Romanian: costumație
- Russian: костюм
- Spanish: vestimenta
- Swedish: maskeradkläder
- Thai: เครื่องแต่งกาย
- Turkish: kostüm
- Ukrainian: костюм
- Vietnamese: trang phục
British English: costume ADJECTIVE
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 the 1890s.
Definition of costume from the Collins English Dictionary
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