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Synonyms for costume
ˈkɒs tum, -tyum; kɒˈstum, -ˈstyumcos·tume

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  1. costumenoun


  2. costumenoun

    A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.

    The dancer was wearing Highland costume.


  3. costumenoun

    An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.

    We wore gorilla costumes to the party.


  4. costumenoun

    A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.

    The bride wore a grey going-away costume.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. costume

    Clothing denotes the entire covering of the body, taken as a whole; clothes and garments view it as composed of separate parts. Clothes, clothing, and garments may be used of inner or outer covering; all the other words in the list (with possible rare exceptions in the case of raiment) refer to the outer garments. Array, raiment, and vesture are archaic or poetic; so, too, is habit, except in technical use to denote a lady's riding-dress. The word vestments is now rare, except in ecclesiastical use. Apparel and attire are most frequently used of somewhat complete and elegant outer clothing, tho Shakespeare speaks of "poor and mean attire." Dress may be used, specifically, for a woman's gown, and in that sense may be either rich or shabby; but in the general sense it denotes outer clothing which is meant to be elegant, complete, and appropriate to some social or public occasion; as, full dress, court dress, evening dress, etc. Dress has now largely displaced apparel and attire. Garb denotes the clothing characteristic of some class, profession, or the like; as, the garb of a priest. Costume is chiefly used for that which befits an assumed character; as, a theatrical costume; we sometimes speak of a national costume, etc.

    apparel, array, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garb, garments, habiliments, habit, raiment, robes, uniform, vestments, vesture

    bareness, disarray, dishabille, exposure, nakedness, nudity, undress

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. costume

    uniform, livery, robes

    disguise, transformation, incognito

Princeton's WordNet

  1. costumenoun

    the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball

    "he won the prize for best costume"

  2. costumenoun

    unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place

    "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"

  3. costumenoun

    the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)

  4. costumeverb

    the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class

    "he wore his national costume"

  5. costume, dress upverb

    dress in a costume

    "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

    tog up, prink, trick out, fancy up, dress up, fig up, rig out, deck out, bard, gussy up, tog out, window-dress, dress, barde, caparison, deck up, fig out, get up, overdress, attire, trick up

  6. costumeverb

    furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

    dress up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. costumenoun

    style of dress

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How to use costume in a sentence?

  1. Jimmy Kimmel:

    Kobe Bryant was so big, it was almost like Kobe Bryant was Kobe Bryant, kobe Bryant was a real-life superhero with a costume and everything, walking amongst us.

  2. Brian Austin:

    We were best friends for like three years, we would spend every night either at Robin Thicke house or at my house. We went camping. We did all sorts of stuff together. If anybody was going to recognize my voice in this costume it was going to be Robin Thicke. Robin Thicke knows the rhythm of how I speak, the sound, the tone of my voice, all of that. Robin Thicke knows my voice better than anyone, probably aside from my parents and my family.

  3. Irene Chavez:

    A staff member did appear briefly in the emergency department on Dec. 25th wearing an air-powered costume, any exposure, if it occurred, would have been completely innocent, and quite accidental, as the individual had no Covid symptoms and only sought to lift the spirits of those around them during what is a very stressful time.

  4. Kris Hayashi:

    It's really clear that the costume is meant to make fun of Caitlyn and transgender people by putting it under the category of humor.

  5. Emily Mitchell:

    It's sort of like putting a cow in a horse costume. It's still a cow.

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