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Definition of "tunic" []

  • A loose-fitting garment, sleeved or sleeveless, extending to the knees and worn by men and women especially in ancient Greece and Rome. (noun)
  • A medieval surcoat. (noun)
  • A long, plain, close-fitting jacket, usually having a stiff high collar and worn as part of a uniform. (noun)
  • A long, plain, sleeved or sleeveless blouse. (noun)
  • A short pleated and belted dress worn by women for some sports. (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 "tunic" in a sentence
  • "Senators had a broad stripe of purple, sewed on the breast of their tunic, called _latus clavus_, which is sometimes put for the _tunic_ itself, or the dignity of a senator."
  • "Jack in his tunic is arguably a variant of Sir Joshua Reynolds's famous painting of Omai (c. 1775) as Nature-prophet draped in flowing robes and standing in a Tahitian Eden."
  • "The Armani tunic is now hanging over a Gary Graham black, silk, long, straight, sheath dress – also never worn."