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som·bre·ro

 (sŏm-brâr′ō, səm-)
n. pl. som·bre·ros
A large straw or felt hat with a broad brim and tall crown, worn especially in Mexico and the American Southwest.

[Spanish, perhaps from sombra, shade, probably from sombrar, to shade, from Late Latin subumbrāre, to cast a shadow; see somber.]

sombrero

(sɒmˈbrɛərəʊ)
n, pl -ros
(Clothing & Fashion) a felt or straw hat with a wide brim, as worn by men in Mexico
[C16: from Spanish, from sombrero de sol shade from the sun]

som•bre•ro

(sɒmˈbrɛər oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
a broad-brimmed, tall-crowned hat of straw or felt worn esp. in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
[1590–1600; < Sp: hat, derivative of sombra shade; see somber]

sombrero

A wide-brimmed Mexican straw hat with a high crown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sombrero - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis - a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
2.sombrero - a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations
sombrero
szombréró
mexíkanahattur

sombrero

[səmˈbreərəʊ] Nsombrero m mejicano

sombrero

[sɒmˈbrɛərəʊ] nsombrero m

sombrero

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References in classic literature ?
Sombreros and red shirts and plumed Indians were rarely to be seen; but there were silk hats and black coats everywhere worn by a multitude of nervously active, gentlemanly-looking men.
He might have stepped out of the pages of `Jesse James.' He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
"Good-bye," he answered, raising his broad sombrero, and bending over her little hand.
A pair of large, jingling silver spurs and a stiff sombrero, borrowed with the mustang from some mysterious source, were donned to do honor to the occasion.
The Spaniard was wrapped in a serape; he had bushy white whiskers; long white hair flowed from under his sombrero, and he wore green goggles.
Captain Lancaster, in his voyage [20] in 1601, narrates that on the sea-sands of the Island of Sombrero, in the East Indies, he "found a small twig growing up like a young tree, and on offering to pluck it up it shrinks down to the ground, and sinks, unless held very hard.
Beyond it lay the broad sombrero fallen from the head of Muscari, and beside it a sealed business letter which, after a glance at the address, he returned to the elder Harrogate.
" Hombre, quita tu sombrero !" said one of the three knaves, in whose grasp he was, and, before he had comprehended the meaning, the other had snatched his hat--a wretched headgear, it is true, but still good on a sunny day or when there was but little rain.
The old terrorist, raising an uncertain and clawlike hand, gave a swaggering tilt to a black felt sombrero shading the hollows and ridges of his wasted face.
They did so while donning everything from sombreros to santa hats.
Tres sombreros de copa, del escritor espanol Miguel Mihura, representa los hechos que acontecen a Dionisio durante la ultima noche antes de su boda con Margarita.