Part of speech: noun

A lock of human hair.

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Usage examples "tress":

  1. Fifteen hundred dollars seemed too small a sum to pay for what would give him so much joy; and he mourned that the tress had not been larger, quite as much as did Eugenia, when she heard of his odd fancy. - "Dora Deane", Mary J. Holmes.
  2. Spin, daughter Mary, spin, Twirl your wheel with silver din; Spin, daughter Mary, spin, Spin a tress for Viola. - "Personality in Literature", Rolfe Arnold Scott-James.
  3. A clotted tress of long fair hair lay in his palm. - "Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face", Charles Kingsley.