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1. A black bow tie worn with a tuxedo.
2. Semiformal evening wear, usually requiring a tuxedo for men and an evening gown or cocktail dress for women.
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
2. (modifier) denoting an occasion when a dinner jacket should be worn
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1. a black bow tie, worn with semiformal evening dress.
2. semiformal evening dress for men.
requiring that male guests wear semiformal evening dress: a black-tie reception.
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A black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket by men on formal occasions.
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