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trous·seau

 (tro͞o′sō, tro͞o-sō′)
n. pl. trous·seaux (-sōz, -sōz′) or trous·seaus
The possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of trousse, bundle; see truss.]

trousseau

(ˈtruːsəʊ)
n, pl -seaux or -seaus (-səʊz)
the clothes, linen, etc, collected by a bride for her marriage
[C19: from Old French, literally: a little bundle, from trusse a bundle; see truss]

trous•seau

(ˈtru soʊ, truˈsoʊ)

n., pl. -seaux (-soʊz, -ˈsoʊz) -seaus.
an outfit of clothing, household linen, etc., for a bride.
[1175–1225; < French; Middle French troussel=trousse parcel, bundle (of straw, etc.), n. derivative of tro(u)sser to fasten (see truss) + -el diminutive suffix (see -elle)]

trousseau

- The French diminutive of truss or bundle—the thing that tramps or runaways carry tied to a stick over their shoulders.
See also related terms for shoulder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trousseau - the personal outfit of a bridetrousseau - the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens
getup, outfit, rig, turnout - a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
Translations

trousseau

[ˈtruːsəʊ] N (trousseaus, trousseaux (pl)) [ˈtruːsəʊz]ajuar m

trousseau

[ˈtruːsəʊ] [trousseaux] (pl) [trousseaus] (pl) [ˈtruːsəʊz] ntrousseau m

trousseau

nAussteuer f

trousseau

[ˈtruːsəʊ] ncorredo da sposa
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Natasha's trousseau had to be ordered and the house sold.
Now and then one caught a glisten of tears through a widow's veil, and the little bride, dressed quietly in grey, talked with the usual nervous gaiety to her girl friends, and made the usual whispered confidences about her trousseau.
Some looked forward to the glories of a banker's daughter's trousseau,--we all understood that our PRICE would be too high for any of the old nobility,--while some even fancied that the happiness of traveling in company was reserved for us before we should be called regularly to enter on the duties of life.
Welland condoned her truancy, having that very morning won her over to the necessity of a long engagement, with time to prepare a hand-embroidered trousseau containing the proper number of dozens.
There were her own trinkets and trousseau, in addition to those which her husband had left behind.
The trousseau is all nonsense; and Jansenius knows me of old in the matter of settlements.
But we have forgotten to mention one circumstance, which nevertheless ought not to be omitted; in one of the rooms he crossed, the trousseau of the bride-elect was on exhibition.
if you die, the whole affair will be settled without any trouble about notaries and contracts; I shall only have to order a slight mourning dress, which will be much sooner prepared than the nuptial trousseau.
But perhaps no persons then living--certainly none in the neighborhood of Tipton--would have had a sympathetic understanding for the dreams of a girl whose notions about marriage took their color entirely from an exalted enthusiasm about the ends of life, an enthusiasm which was lit chiefly by its own fire, and included neither the niceties of the trousseau, the pattern of plate, nor even the honors and sweet joys of the blooming matron.
If I'd spent some fifteen hundred roubles on them for the trousseau and presents, on knick-knacks, dressing-cases, jewellery, materials, and all that sort of trash from Knopp's and the English shop, my position would have been better and .
Though Penelope galloped, Mademoiselle Cormon, absorbed in thoughts of her trousseau and the wedding-day, declared again and again that Jacquelin made no way at all.
Contract notice: construction work of a removable multi-home nursery within the trousseau hospital 9 rue de rambervillers in paris 12th in three separate lots lot 1- wood modular building, lot 2- painting, soft floor, tiles, lot 3- earthworks, vrd, site installation