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tightsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /taɪts/
A2 a ​piece of ​clothing made of ​thinmaterial that ​covers the ​legs and ​lowerpart 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 ​thickermaterial 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 ​physicalexercises: 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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