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Definition of "capote" [ca•pote]

  • A long, usually hooded cloak or coat. (noun)
  • A large, usually purple and yellow cape used in maneuvering the bull especially during the initial stage of a bullfight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "capote" in a sentence
  • "The general style of the capote is the same in all the islands, and will remain so for the next ten thousand years, but each island shapes its capotes just enough differently from the others to enable an observer to tell at a glance what particular island a lady hails from."
  • "And that handsome-looking fellow putting the capote under his head is a French half-breed, -- you heard him talking; he doesn't like the two Indians turning in next to him."
  • "Almost Famous runners up for me would be the wrestler, collateral, requiem for a dream, children of men, no country for old men, everything is illuminated, eastern promises, inglourious basterds and capote"