Meaning of “cravat” in the English Dictionary

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cravatnoun [ C ]

uk /krəˈvæt/ us /krəˈvæt/

Examples from literature

  • As he was arranging his cravat before the glass, something occurred to him which made him thoughtful. 
  • He was in evening dress and wore a white cravat and gloves. 
  • It was a sweltering day for a gentleman to work among the weeds in a strawberry-field, in coat and cravat. 
  • The cravat is a distinct companion of the wig, and was worn whenever and wherever wigs were donned. 
  • The young man with the blue cravat sucked the top of his cane, and winked openly at his companions, both of whom were cracking nuts, and flinging the shells down the embankment. 

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