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tril·by

 (trĭl′bē)
n. pl. tril·bies
A soft felt hat with a deeply creased crown.

[After the novel Trilby, by George du Maurier (because such a hat was worn in the original London stage production based on the novel).]

trilby

(ˈtrɪlbɪ)
n, pl -bies
1. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly Brit a man's soft felt hat with an indented crown
2. (Anatomy) (plural) slang feet
[C19: named after Trilby, the heroine of a dramatized novel (1893) of that title by George du Maurier]

tril•by

(ˈtrɪl bi)

n., pl. -bies. Chiefly Brit.
a hat of soft felt with an indented crown.
[1895–1900; short for Trilby hat, after a hat depicted in an illustration for the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trilby - singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist SvengaliTrilby - singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali
2.trilby - a hat made of felt with a creased crowntrilby - a hat made of felt with a creased crown
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations

trilby

[ˈtrɪlbɪ] N (Brit) (also trilby hat) → sombrero m flexible, sombrero m tirolés

trilby

[ˈtrɪlbi] n (British) (also trilby hat) → chapeau m mou, feutre m

trilby

n (also trilby hat)weicher Filzhut

trilby

[ˈtrɪlbɪ] n (Brit) (also trilby hat) → cappello di feltro
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