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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
References in classic literature ?
Seville: it brings to the mind girls dancing with castanets, singing in gardens by the Guadalquivir, bull-fights, orange-blossom, mantillas, mantones de Manila.
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.