Definition of Fontange

1. n. A kind of tall headdress formerly worn.



Definition of Fontange

1. Noun. A curly headdress popular among aristocrats in Europe in the late 17th century and early 18th century, made of knots of ribbons. ¹

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Definition of Fontange

1. a tall head-dress worn in the 17th century [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fontange

fonned
fonnes
fonning
fonofos
fons
fons honorum
font
font cartridge
font name
fontal
fontanel
fontanelle
fontanelles
fontanels
fontange (current term)
fontanges
fontanite
fontes honorum
fonticuli cranii
fonticulus
fonticulus anterior
fonticulus anterolateralis
fonticulus mastoideus
fonticulus posterior
fonticulus posterolateralis
fonticulus sphenoidalis
fontina
fontinas
fontlet

Literary usage of Fontange

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1. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Being a New and by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1834)
"Cela suffit: madame fontange, vous pouvez les laisser, et prix est arrête à ... En vérité, madame fontange, cela est bien mal à vous: nous allons toucher ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1886)
"But the most striking head-dress of the period was the fontange. ... But the fontange did not stop there ; another bow was added, lace, a cap, a streamer, ..."

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