parure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French pareure, parure. See French parure below.

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Noun[edit]

parure (plural parures)

  1. A set of jewellery to be worn together.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, Who Stole the Black Diamonds ?[1]:
      “… among the objects stolen was the famous parure of Black Diamonds, for which a bid of half a million sterling had just been made and accepted. […]”
    • 1979, Kyril Bonfiglioli, After You with the Pistol (Penguin 2001, p. 202)
      Why, then, was she not in Bond Street, as advertised, scribbling her signature on Travellers' Cheques and scooping up emerald parures and things?

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in Old French, from parer +‎ -ure.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parure f (plural parures)

  1. parure
  2. finery

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

parure f (invariable)

  1. A set of matching lingerie or jewellery