follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

costumery

[ko-stoo-muh-ree, -styoo-] /kɒˈstu mə ri, -ˈstyu-/
noun
1.
items of costume.
2.
the art of designing, making, or providing costumes.
Origin of costumery
1830-1840
1830-40; costume + -ery
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for costumery
Historical Examples
  • Besides my costumery work, I fetch things and run inside errands and help the actresses dress and the actors too.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • The costumery's good occupational therapy for me, too, as my pricked and calloused fingertips testify.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Yes, the costumery's a great place to quiet your nerves or improve your mind or even dream your life away.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • He pressed forward roughly, and once or twice he heard grumbling murmurs because he had deranged a difficult piece of costumery.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for costumery

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for costumery

0
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for costumery