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Definition of "tress" [tress]

  • A long lock or ringlet of hair. (noun)
  • Archaic A plait or braid of hair. (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 "tress" in a sentence
  • "Details include pleats, tucks and beads to sheer layers in tulle, chiffon and it a season of the "tress" - a cross between a dress and a tunic, and it epitomizes the lightness of spring."
  • "Rock goads guys in a barbershop into talking about the limbs they'd likely lose if they ever tried to touch their girlfriends 'hair, and encourages women to comb through all sorts of what you might call "tress" - ful intimacy issues - when to take a shower together, the awkwardness of what one of them calls "weave sex," and so on."
  • "Saugen moved, lifting to a sitting position on his mis'tress's chest."