Meaning of “cocktail dress” in the English Dictionary

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"cocktail dress" in British English

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cocktail dressnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒk.teɪl ˌdres/ us /ˈkɑːk.teɪl ˌdres/

a dress worn for a special social occasion in the evening, such as a party or dance

(Definition of “cocktail dress” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cocktail dress" in American English

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cocktail dressnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑk·teɪl ˌdres/

a stylish dress suitable for an evening party

(Definition of “cocktail dress” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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