American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lightweight lace or silk scarf worn over the head and shoulders, often over a high comb, by women in Spain and Latin America.
- n. A short cloak or cape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short mantle.
- n. A light cloak or covering thrown over the dress of a lady.
- n. A woman's head-covering, often of lace, which falls down upon the shoulders and may be used as a veil, worn in Spain and the Spanish colonies, in Genoa, and elsewhere.
- n. Spanish lace veil worn over a woman's hair and shoulders.
- n. A lady's light cloak or cape of silk, velvet, lace, or similar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like.
- n. A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
- n. short cape worn by women
- n. a woman's silk or lace scarf
- From Spanish diminutive of manta. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, diminutive of manta, cape; see manta. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The mantilla was a handsome one, and she thanked Mrs. Ross effusively.”
“Head-covering veils would not be included in a ban as they form a part of traditional Spanish dress, with women often covering their heads with a garment called a mantilla, especially during church services in the south of the country.”
“Spanish dress, with women often covering their heads with a garment called a mantilla, especially during church services in the south of the country.”
“The proposal is careful not to include all head-covering veils, as traditional Spanish dress also includes lace head garments called a mantilla typically worn during church services in the south.”
“The flowing lace adornment, reaching from the head to the shoulders, and from thence thrown in graceful folds over the back and one arm, is called the "mantilla," and is the characteristic costume of the ladies of Spain.”
“At last, after a great many hesitations, Zouhra, who is the bravest of them all, ventured to go out with me, buried in the recesses of a brougham, and protected by a very thick kind of mantilla, which after all was hardly any less impenetrable than a _yashmak_.”
“Her fat, massive face was painted and powdered; on her head she wore a kind of mantilla also gold-coloured, and about her neck a string of old Egyptian amulets.”
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“Scott, 25, wore a Vera Wang strapless gown and a mantilla veil with hand-cut Chantilly lace appliqué.”
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