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Definitions for couture
kuˈtʊər; Fr. kuˈtürcou·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. couturenoun

    high fashion designing and dressmaking


  1. couturenoun

    The production of high-end, custom-made clothing

  2. Etymology: Shortening of haute couture, thus ultimately from


  1. couture

    Couture is a term in fashion that refers to the design and creation of custom-fitted, high-end clothing that's produced by leading fashion houses. The word "couture" originated from the French term "haute couture," which means "high sewing" or "high fashion." It involves hand-made craftsmanship using luxurious fabrics and attention to minute details. Couture items are often unique, made to measure for a specific client, and are tailored to the wearer's body and preferences.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Couture is ranked #4165 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Couture surname appeared 8,508 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Couture.

    93.5% or 7,955 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 178 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 139 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.6% or 137 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 60 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 39 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of couture in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of couture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of couture in a Sentence

  1. Maria Grazia Chiuri:

    It's not the famous postcard that you normally have of Rome, there's something more intimate, and that's the portrait we like. We also think couture is more intimate because there's a relationship between the client and the atelier. It's one of a kind and the best limited edition you could have.

  2. Eleri Lynn:

    Not only is the 'Travolta' dress a fantastic example of couture tailoring designed to dazzle on a state occasion, it represents a key moment in the story of twentieth century royal fashion, we're delighted to have acquired this iconic evening gown for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection - a designated collection of national and international importance - over twenty years since it first left Kensington Palace.

  3. Svetlana Lloyd:

    There were many things that he was the first to do, for instance lining a mackintosh in fur, it was just unusual little touches that made his couture more interesting.

  4. Christine Chiu:

    I walk around in sweats and Uggs. I blend in very well. You would not recognize me out of a crowd because I don't wear couture everywhere.

  5. Dan Madsen:

    It can be sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, you name it, anything that is celebrated here at San Diego Comic-Con can be turned into a Geek Couture outfit.

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