步搖

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Etymology[edit]

(step) + (to sway back and forth)

this type of headpiece had dangling gold and pearl pieces which would sway back and forth as one walked.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

步搖

  1. (archaic) a type of head ornament that was inserted just beneath a hair bun, it had gold and pearls which dangled from it as one walked

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