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1A band of fabric worn around the head as a decoration or to keep the hair or perspiration off the face.
crown, coronet, tiara, circlet, chaplet, headpiece, headband, fillet, wreath, garlandView synonyms
- ‘Meanwhile, scarves, headbands, hats and handbags provide maximum impact with minimum yardage.’
- ‘Today, Kevin is wearing his robes: a long, flowing white tunic, a shawl and a headdress with a yellow headband.’
- ‘When I was playing, I had my hair long, a headband round my temple and my socks rolled around my ankles.’
- ‘It looked as if she had used it as a headband to keep her hair out of her face, and believe me, that was a job in itself.’
- ‘He stripped off his headband and ran a hand through his blonde hair.’
- ‘His hair had been pushed back with an ornamental headband made of small white beads, fully revealing his ears.’
- ‘I've known moms to be phobic of anything with an appliqué, certain colors, non-natural fibers, or frilly headbands.’
- ‘Soak hair-care items like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour.’
- ‘She was slowly and carefully sliding the headband into her hair so that it would fluff up just the right amount in the back.’
- ‘Models strutted the catwalk wearing patched trousers and men's shirts, turquoise headbands and striped jumpers, which combined to illustrate the girl's tomboy side.’
- ‘It is especially useful if you are always in a hurry, because the headband ensures that none of your own hair is visible.’
- ‘This looks extra cool when you match the color of the headband to your hair.’
- ‘If you're not keen on winter hats, you can always buy a nice headband.’
- ‘Unable to find a hat, he took three souvenir towels that had been passed out to fans and fashioned them into a headband and ear muffs for the return walk to his car.’
- ‘Another trick she suggests is to wear a fabric headband while working out to hold loose pieces of your hair back. as well as soak up the sweat.’
- ‘Another lady who sat near me had done something unusual with her hair using a headband.’
- ‘Richie still wears the sunglasses, headband and long hair of a late-seventies tennis pro.’
- ‘It was supposed to be a headband to keep the hair out of his face, but it didn't feel good against his head.’
- ‘After shoes, hats and headbands, we checked the tights.’
- ‘These guys have a seriously great sense of style and I'm not just talking about their shiny shirts and headbands either.’
2An ornamental strip of coloured silk fastened to the top of the spine of a book.
festoon, lei, wreath, chain, loop, ring, circle, swathe, swagView synonyms
- ‘Or they will hook their finger on the headband of the book and drag it out.’
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