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Definition of "evening dress" [evening dress]

  • Clothing worn for evening social events. Also called evening clothes. (noun)
  • See evening gown. (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 "evening dress" in a sentence
  • "The last person I had expected to see Frank usher in was Serge Lubomirski, in full evening dress and bearing, to my disgust, a bunch of roses that he offered with a bow to Astrid."
  • "“Boring,” she sang, rushed out to her room and returned with the low-cut black evening dress she wanted me to wear."
  • "The dark uniform of evening dress suited Ish, the black broadcloth and white ruffled shirt setting off his dark spareness, whereas it only gave Jason a bull-in-a-china-shop air of having wandered into the wrong place in the wrong clothes."