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1. The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing.
2. Dressmakers and fashion designers considered as a group.
3. The high-fashion clothing created by designers.
[French, sewing, from Old French cousture, from Vulgar Latin *cōnsūtūra, from Latin cōnsuere, cōnsūt-, to sew together : com-, com- + suere, to sew; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]
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couture(kuːˈtʊə; French kutyr)
(Clothing & Fashion)
a. high-fashion designing and dressmaking
b. (as modifier): couture clothes.
[from French: sewing, dressmaking, from Old French cousture seam, from Latin consuere to stitch together, from suere to sew]
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cou•ture(kuˈtʊər; Fr. kuˈtür)
1. the occupation or business of a couturier.
2. fashion designers or couturiers collectively.
3. the apparel created by such designers.adj.
4. created by a fashion designer or pertaining to or suggesting such creation: couture clothes; the couture look.
[1905–10; < French: literally, sewing, seam < Vulgar Latin *cō(n)sūtūra= Latin consūt(us), past participle of consuere to sew together (con- con- + suere to sew) + -ūra -ure; compare suture]
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the art and practice of dressmaking and designing. — couturier, couturière, n.See also: Clothing
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The fashionable and expensive part of the dressmaking and clothes-designing business.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
couture[kuːˈtjʊəʳ] N → alta costura f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (= haute couture) → haute couture f
modif [collection, house, show] → de haute couture
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Couture f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
couture[kuːˈtʊəʳ] n → couture f inv
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