Adjective "kimono" definition and examples

(Kimono may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kɪˈməʊnəʊ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A long, loose traditional Japanese robe with wide sleeves, tied with a sash.
  1. 'The owner was in traditional Japanese dress-a red kimono with an obi and sandals, her black hair pulled back in a tight bun.'
  2. 'He was wearing a loose fitting sky blue kimono with a long sash tied hurriedly at the back.'
  3. 'I would also have to get rid of all my gorgeous ethnic garb - my sari, kimonos, and African robes would have to go - ‘attention getting and immodest’, you know.'
  4. 'Keiko admired herself in the full-length mirror as she tied the sash around her teal kimono.'
  5. 'Dressed in traditional kimonos and carrying fans and scrolls, the kids danced to some Japanese tunes.'
  6. 'She tucked the handkerchief into the sleeve of her kimono as she heard her husband approach their room.'
  7. 'Just as the Japanese used netsuke toggles to fasten their kimonos, the Inuit hung theirs from hunting equipment to placate the animal spirits for past catches.'
  8. 'Traditional Japanese brides wear three wedding robes - a white kimono, a coloured kimono, and a white dress and veil.'
  9. 'If you think of kimonos or school uniforms when you think of Japanese fashion, you're missing out on the best and most flamboyant outfits that Japan has to offer the world.'
  10. 'He was in a business suit instead of formal dress or traditional formal wear consisting of a crested kimono and pleated skirt.'

More definitions

1. a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume.

2. a woman's loose dressing gown.

More examples(as adjective)

"effects can be kimono."

"collars can be kimono."

"silks can be kimono."

"pareoses can be kimono."

"jackets can be kimono."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: Japanese, from ki ‘wearing’ + mono ‘thing’.