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man·til·la

 (măn-tē′yə, -tĭl′ə)
n.
1. A lightweight lace or silk scarf traditionally worn over the head and shoulders, often over a high comb, especially by women in Spain and Latin America.
2. A short cloak or cape.

[Spanish, diminutive of manta, cape; see manta.]

mantilla

(mænˈtɪlə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's lace or silk scarf covering the shoulders and head, often worn over a comb in the hair, esp in Spain
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a similar covering for the shoulders only
[C18: Spanish, diminutive of manta cloak]

man•til•la

(mænˈtɪl ə, -ˈti ə)

n., pl. -las.
1. a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb to fall over the back and shoulders, worn esp. by women in Spain or Latin America.
2. a short mantle or light cape.
[1710–20; < Sp, diminutive of manta manta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mantilla - a woman's silk or lace scarfmantilla - a woman's silk or lace scarf  
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
2.mantilla - short cape worn by womenmantilla - short cape worn by women    
cape, mantle - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
Translations

mantilla

[mænˈtɪlə] Nmantilla f, velo m

mantilla

nMantille f, → Mantilla f

mantilla

[mænˈtɪlə] nmantiglia
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Natasha, raising her face for a moment from her mother's mantilla, glanced up at her through tears of laughter, and again hid her face.
S--Do you know, if we go to the theatre, I think that I shall wear my new hat and black mantilla.
There was no expression of recognition in his face--or of anything indeed save a sort of feeble, fascinated dread; Newman looked at the pug and the lace mantilla, and then he met the old man's eyes again.
The housekeeper -- dressed to perfection, as usual, in a quiet, lavender-colored summer gown, a black mantilla, an unassuming straw bonnet, and a crisp blue veil -- escorted her invalid master with the tenderest attention; sometimes directing his notice respectfully to the various objects of the sea view; sometimes bending her head in graceful acknowledgment of the courtesy of passing strangers on the Parade, who stepped aside to let the invalid pass by.
The black lace Maud has just taken off the green one will do to edge the violet, and with your nice silk mantilla you are complete, don't you see?
Her white face, in the frame of her mantilla, looked longer, leaner than usual.
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