Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a cape (item of clothing).

Etymologies

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cape +‎ -like

Examples

  • His capelike layers—four of them, all black, "I'm always wearing black," he said—were very similar to the kind of garb Kanye West has been wearing recently on tour with Jay-Z and that Keanu Reeves sports in the third "Matrix" movie.

    Star Turns for Cults

  • Riccardo Vimercati Piombo's designs, which will be available at Barneys, among other American stores, include heavier coats such as this dark-blue capelike creation.

    Three Rising Designers

  • She angrily smoothed down her long, silken, capelike sleeves.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • She pulled a capelike tweed coat from a hanger, grabbed up her purse, and last of all, picked up a long blue-and-orange scarf.

    Sudden Rain

  • It was a long sheath of a dress with a slip top, which was covered by a capelike overtop.

    Barbara Bush

  • The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was there also, looking great in her Scaasi—a bright red satin low-cut slinky long dress with a loose panel that fell capelike to the floor from two big bows at the neckline in the back.

    Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

  • Well-to-do men occasionally tossed a capelike mantle over their shoulders, fastened with a gold pin or brooch, proudly displaying their wealth.

    Euclid’s Window

  • Rather than argue, Jennsen threw the gauzy, capelike garment around her shoulders.

    The Pillars of Creation

  • He hit the bull on the shoulder and ripped a capelike piece of skin loose on his back, but despite that, the bull managed to drive into the bear and thrust a horn into his flank.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • It had certainly rivaled anything he'd seen on any Gypsy; not only was it brightly and brilliantly colored and cut in fantastic folds and draperies with flowing sleeves and a capelike arrangement at the shoulders, but parts of it gleamed with a distinctly metallic sheen, and some had the look of water, and still other parts were as iridescent as an insect wing.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

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