Definition of tights in English:

tights

(also a pair of tights)

plural noun

  • 1A woman's close-fitting garment made of nylon or other knitted yarn, covering the legs, hips, and bottom:

    ‘a pair of black tights’
    • ‘She wore the same gray dress, black tights, and white pinafore she'd worn almost everyday of her entire life.’
    • ‘When you're stumped for style, nothing beats the black opaque tights that rule at Helmut Lang.’
    • ‘Feeling so rushed it was all too difficult for her to pull her black tights over her legs.’
    • ‘She was dressed in a short skirt over black tights and an embroidered waistcoat.’
    • ‘On the day Deeon went missing, she was wearing black shoes, black tights and a knee-length black overcoat.’
    • ‘She was clad in purple fish net tights, a black skirt and a blood red baggy jumper.’
    • ‘Thankfully, winter's minis were worn with black opaque tights.’
    • ‘She had been wearing a red and black sweater, a black mini-skirt and maroon tights.’
    • ‘Every morning, in a still-sleepy state, you get up and reach inside your underwear drawer for a pair of tights to wear to work.’
    • ‘She put a pair of tights on, and then saw a corset hanging there, on a hanger in the closet.’
    • ‘She wears a black headband, a grey off the shoulder jumper and black tights, identical to the outfit in Flashdance.’
    • ‘When last seen she was wearing a black knee-length skirt, maroon jumper, white blouse, black tights and black shoes.’
    • ‘In the fall, a flat loafer, heavy tights, and a nice pair of trousers is a sharp look.’
    • ‘At the bar, there was a customer who used to run a book on which waitresses were wearing suspenders, and which tights.’
    • ‘I am in a red jumper, white blouse and tights and black Mary Janes with a small scuff on the left toe.’
    • ‘I put on my white tights and clasped my black patent leather Mary Jane's around my ankles.’
    • ‘She got dressed, miserably noticing there was a hole in her black tights.’
    • ‘Dressed in a baggy black jumper, a denim mini-skirt, woolly tights and boots, she looks great in an effortless, artless kind of way.’
    • ‘The look is also about layering; try cropped tights worn under a mini skirt or a voluminous long top over jeans.’
    • ‘Lucie wore a black velvet pinafore, black tights and a dark purple jacket and she clung to her father's hand throughout the entire ceremony.’
    1. 1.1 A garment resembling a pair of tights worn by a dancer or acrobat.
      • ‘She had her hair up and was dressed in a black leotard with pink tights.’
      • ‘There are some male dancers for whom tights, you feel, are a perk of the job.’
      • ‘I glanced down and took in my leotard and my tights and then raised a hand as if to acknowledge the comment.’
      • ‘He first interviewed a costume researcher to find out where the tradition of wearing tights came from.’
      • ‘He was the character, if you'll recall, who had issues with purchasing dancing tights for fear of looking foolish.’
      • ‘He still looks like the dancer he no longer is, after hanging up his tights in the spring of 2000.’
      • ‘I never sweat and my body temperature drops as soon as I strip down to a leotard and tights after my warm up.’
      • ‘Whether in tights or bare-legged, a dancer expects his body to be scrutinized.’
      • ‘Smith gave Mandy not only a new leotard, but tights and ballet shoes too.’
      • ‘We were desperate to emulate our heroes in Bulgaria and Russia, so we ripped our ballet tights and wore our sweatshirts inside out.’
      • ‘He is dressed as a jester in tights and a wide satin blue and white striped shirt.’
      • ‘Once a nation that liked its dancing men in tights, we now adore Baryshnikov in his boiler suit, strutting his stuff with a set of ladders.’
      • ‘Almost all ballet schools require pink, footed tights for girls and black tights and white socks for boys.’
      • ‘Rather than High Renaissance men in tights, English Touring Theatre's Romeo And Juliet starts with men in fights.’
      • ‘The ballet opens with a short solo for Nikolaj Hübbe, clothed in a white shirt and tights.’
      • ‘The rule is you should dress in tights and leotards that contrast with the background.’

Pronunciation:

tights

/tʌɪts/