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noun American English pronunciation: dress /dres/ 
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singulardress
pluraldresses
  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of clothing that covers a woman's body and part of her legs

    a blue cotton dress

    I'd never seen her in a dress before.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the clothes that someone usually wears

    He has an unusual style of dress.

    1. a.
      the clothes that are typical of a particular place, time in history, or occasion

      The children were wearing traditional Norwegian dress.

      They performed the play in Victorian dress.

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