An ornamental, often jeweled, crownlike semicircle worn on the head by women on formal occasions.(noun)
The triple crown worn by the pope.(noun)
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Use "tiara" in a sentence
"_mitra_, and [Greek: tiara], Lat. _tiara_, to designate two different kinds of covering for the head in use amongst the Oriental races, each one of a distinct and peculiar form, though as being foreigners, and consequently not possessing the technical accuracy of a native, they not unfrequently confound the two words, and apply them indiscriminately to both objects."
"Mancuso, who once was given a tiara from a coach as a joke and has since worn them at her Olympic medal ceremonies, says the "most interesting" part of her past month was a "Larry King Live" appearance."
"My sense of humor, which I'm going to need to pull off an outfit made from a funky new green crushed velour shirt with a pink cowboy hat with a built-in tiara, now also sporting a feathery Mardi Gras mask and orange feathered boa."