bandeau vs brassiere what difference

what is difference between bandeau and brassiere

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French bandeau, from Old French bandel, diminutive form of bande. Doublet of bendel.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbændəʊ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbandəʊ/
or as in French
  • Homophone: bandeaux

Noun

bandeau (plural bandeaux or bandeaus)

  1. A band for the hair.
    She wore a bandeau in her hair.
    • 2002, Raoul d’Harcourt, Textiles of Ancient Peru and Their Techniques
      Fragment of a wool cap, of which only the bandeau is well preserved. It is made in square knotting in alternate directions (see Fig. 79).
  2. (medicine) A band.
    • 1998, AANS Publications Committee: Setti S. Rengachary, MD, and Edward C. Benzel, MD, Calvarial and Dural Reconstruction: Neurosurgical Topics
      The frontal bandeau is then elevated en bloc. A Bi on BC1 (Midas Rex) bit is used to create the osteotomies circumferentially.
    • 1999, Bill C. Terry, Maxime Champy, Franz Härle, et al, Atlas of Craniomaxillofacial Osteosynthesis: miniplates, microplates, and screws
      The supraorbital bandeau is fixed to the nasal structure by a titanium […]
      This bandeau is fixed by microplates. The median bone strip is fixed to the […]
  3. A narrow, tight bra, especially when strapless; hence, any women’s top made from a similar band of fabric.
    • 2016, Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian, 13 December:
      At Paris fashion week, a few weeks later, Kim’s sister Kendall wore a minimalist black bandeau top that echoed Kim’s look.

Translations


French

Etymology

Old French bandel, from bande + -el.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑ̃.do/

Noun

bandeau m (plural bandeaux)

  1. headband, bandeau
  2. bandage
  3. blindfold
  4. (Toulouse, now historical) A tight headband worn for a long time, usually from youth, for the ancient folk custom of cranial deformation.

Descendants

  • English: bandeau

Further reading

  • “bandeau” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • endauba


English

Alternative forms

  • brassière

Etymology

Borrowed from French brassière. Doublet of brachiaria.

Pronunciation

  • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈbɹæzɪɛə/ or IPA(key): /ˈbɹæsɪɛə/
  • (US): enPR: brə-zĭrʹ, IPA(key): /bɹəˈzɪɹ/

Noun

brassiere (plural brassieres)

  1. (dated) An item of underwear worn to support the breasts; now commonly shortened to bra. [from 1900s]
    Synonym: bra

Descendants

  • Spanish: brasier

Translations

Further reading

  • brassiere on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • brasserie

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