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[man-til-uh, -tee-uh] /mænˈtɪl ə, -ˈti ə/

a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
a short mantle or light cape.
a woman’s lace or silk scarf covering the shoulders and head, often worn over a comb in the hair, esp in Spain
a similar covering for the shoulders only

type of large veil, 1717, from Spanish mantilla, diminutive of manta (see manta).


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