opera hat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opera hat a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Opera hat a gentleman's folding hat.
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Usage

In literature:

Instead, Gortchky wore an opera hat, with evening dress of the most fashionable description.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
The opera hat perched on the top, half of it only at work.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
He was in evening dress, and an opera hat was set rakishly on the back of his head.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
The opera-hat perched on the top, half of it only at work.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
High hats are an abomination at opera or theater.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
His eyes suddenly fell upon the opera hat which he had taken from his portmanteau.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
Opera-hat in daytime looks so disreputable: suggestive of having been out all night.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, July 16, 1887" by Various
Instinctively Jenny recognized the careless figure in opera hat and full black coat.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
He had on an overcoat and an opera hat, but otherwise was dressed as for dinner.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
A slovenly, ragged man came in, his trousers belted with a piece of rope and an opera hat upon his head.
"The Trembling of the Veil" by William Butler Yeats
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In poetry:

the natural madness of the hatter.
And if the opera hats collapse
and crowns grow draughty, then, perhaps,
he thinks what might a miter matter?
"Exchanging Hats" by Elizabeth Bishop
A very young flounder, the flattest of flats,
(And they 're none of them thicker than opera hats,)
Was speaking more freely than charity taught
Of a friend and relation that just had been caught.
"Verses For After-Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Robin Buck, left, Suzanne Hanson and John Duykers star in Long Beach Opera's "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat".
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