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tightsnoun [plural]

uk   /taɪts/ us   /taɪts/
A2 a piece of clothing made of thin material that covers the legs and lower part of the body below the waist, worn by women and girls: She bought a new pair of tights. Oh no, I've got a ladder/hole in my tights.
the same type of clothing made from thicker material and worn by dancers and people doing exercise
(Definition of tights from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tightsplural noun

us   /tɑɪts/
a piece of clothing made of a material that stretches to cover the body below the waist, including the legs, worn esp. by dancers and people doing physical exercises: Ballet students should wear a leotard and tights.
Br Tights are also pantyhose.
(Definition of tights from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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