Adjective "saris" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈsɑːri/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A garment consisting of a length of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body, traditionally worn by women from South Asia.
  1. 'He imports the cotton and silk sarees from Chennai, Mumbai and Coimbatore.'
  2. 'The Bengal cotton sarees and other dress materials have been brought out in colourful hues, to match the changing trends in the fashion world.'
  3. 'There was a lot of music and dancing and many people wore traditional Indian clothing, including women's lenghas and sarees and Kurta pyjamas for the men.'
  4. 'Ladies were dressed in saris and shalwar kameez of vibrant shades making the streets of Wootton Bassett awash with colour.'
  5. 'Pochampally silk and cotton sarees boldly announce their strength and durability.'
  6. 'There were kurtas and saris, dhotis and lungis, trousers, towels and aprons in brilliant hues and varied textures.'
  7. 'Among saris, there are the traditional cotton prints and also the Chanderi cotton and silk saris which are priced reasonably.'
  8. 'I brought in a silk saree (traditional Indian garb for women) that represented the ambivalence I have about certain cultural and gender expectations.'
  9. 'Out of the gift box came spanking new saris, shirts, trousers, lungis and nighties and the happiness of the inmates knew no bounds.'
  10. 'From cotton to chiffon sarees and from crepe to crush silk sarees the varieties are too many.'

More definitions

1. a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.

More examples(as adjective)

"pyjamases can be saris."

"strings can be saris."

"handicraftses can be saris."

Origin

(sari)Late 18th century: from Hindi sāṛī.