Definition of bow tie in English:

bow tie

Pronunciation /ˈbō ˌtī/ /ˈboʊ ˌtaɪ/

Translate bow tie into Spanish


  • 1A necktie in the form of a bow or a knot with two loops.

    ‘The powerful central figure is a classic one-button tuxedo in wool crêpe with satin lapels worn with a classic tuxedo shirt and bow tie.’
    • ‘A wing collar is found in the traditional shirt and is typically coupled with a bow tie and cummerbund.’
    • ‘The bridegroom is able to hire his choice of morning suit or dinner suit, tuxedo, shirt and cravat or bow tie.’
    • ‘Dogitt walked onto the stage wearing a top hat, a bow tie, and shiny, tapping shoes.’
    • ‘Daryl walked out of his house and down his front steps wearing a black tuxedo with the bow tie undone as well as the top button of his shirt, holding a small red rose corsage surrounded by baby's breath.’
    • ‘But, knowing gravity like a lover, he tore off, leaving the last bullet of his foe to land squarely on the knot of a half-twisted bow tie.’
    • ‘With so many treacherous players involved, the case oftentimes twisted into a puzzle that makes the Gordian Knot appear a bow tie.’
    • ‘‘No,’ he speaks in a meek voice. I release my grip and help him straighten the knot of his bow tie.’
    • ‘Tossing the magazine aside, he attempted to knot his bow tie again.’
    • ‘Somewhere along the line he'd pulled off his bow tie and his dress shirt hung open, allowing wiry hairs to tickle my face.’
    • ‘Gold is still in and the favourite for ties is the scrunch or regular tie rather than the bow tie or cravat.’
    • ‘The most common form of neckwear, you can choose between a black bow tie (satin looks sleek), or matching your bow tie with your vest, if you're wearing one.’
    • ‘Make sure you have your tuxedo, cufflinks and bow tie in check.’
    • ‘Gerald wore typical male attire of a tuxedo with a bow tie.’
    • ‘As for learning how to tie a bow tie - you might be lucky and get it in one go, or it might take you weeks like it took me… Buy the tie now and practice, but get a clip-on just in case.’
    • ‘Complete your look with a sharp-looking pair of shoes and a bow tie.’
    • ‘I own a three-button tuxedo and bought a straight black silk tie to wear as an alternative to my bow tie, also black of course.’
    • ‘Spence, 49, was reportedly found fully clothed in a black tuxedo with a white bow tie, lying on his bed.’
    • ‘This meant that this writer could leave his bow tie, tabi's, white pants and shirt at home, put on a mawashi and get in on the fun.’
    • ‘All players must be in full dress at tournaments (i.e. trousers, long sleeved shirt, waistcoat, bow tie and shoes).’
    1. 1.1A pattern resembling a bow tie used in patchwork quilts.
      as modifier ‘a bow-tie quilt’
      • ‘Of these, the bow-tie method is the most efficient in terms of requiring the shortest lace yet using all the eyelets.’
      • ‘This bow tie quilt kit is made with a sample of 1930's reproduction fabrics.’
      • ‘On my own bow tie quilt, which I am making with feed sack fabrics, I am using the "flat" bow tie pattern.’
      • ‘This easy Bow Tie quilt block goes together quickly, and without set in seams.’
      • ‘This is a full-size, scrap quilt using the traditional Bow Tie block.’