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white-tie

adjective uk   /ˌwaɪtˈtaɪ/ us  
A white-tie social occasion is one at which men wear formal clothes including a white bow tie : a white-tie diplomatic reception
Translations of “white-tie”
in Chinese (Traditional) (社交場合)穿晚禮服並繫白領結的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (社交场合)穿晚礼服并系白领结的…
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