a headband, especially one worn about the forehead.
a narrow brassiere.
bandeau looked as though he were going to explode, but a glance from the President silenced him.
Fifty Per Cent Prophet Gordon Randall Garrett
Her head is uncovered, and merely encircled with a bandeau of black velvet.
Austria Frederick Shoberl
A second piece of white cloth is bound across the forehead for a bandeau.
The Belles of Canterbury Anna Bird Stewart
But I wouldn’t wear a bandeau on my hair if I were you, Pauline.
The Revolt Ellis Parker Butler
There she stood in her rich evening dress of purple moire-antique, with the bandeau of diamonds encircling her night-black hair.
Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The bandeau inclosing the head glittered resplendent with amethysts.
Josephine John S. C. Abbott
The people had crowned its chief with the symbol of liberty, the cap of democracy replaced the bandeau of Rheims.
History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine
A snood, or bandeau of riband or worsted tape, was the only head-dress for maidens.
Discipline Mary Brunton
Her tulle veil was held by a bandeau of lilies of the valley.
News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
They have a kind of band, like the bandeau of widows, above the beak, which is of a tan colour.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various
noun (pl) -deaux (-dəʊz)
a narrow band of ribbon, velvet, etc, worn round the head
a bikini top in the form of narrow band of material
1706, from French bandeau, from Old French bandel (12c.), diminutive of bande “band” (see band (n.1)).
marked or fitted with a band or bands. Architecture. (of a column, door architrave, etc.) having the regular flutings, moldings, or the like interrupted at regular intervals by projecting blocks or drums. a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters. Music. a […]
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