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sari

Definition:

a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

saris

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

saree

Etymology:

"long, wrapping garment worn by Hindu women", from Hindi sari, from Prakrit...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sari | saree

a strip of unstitched cloth, worn by women, ranging from four to nine yards in length that is draped over the body in various styles which is native to the Indian Subcontinent. The word sari is derived from Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which means... (43 of 7912 words, 41 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sari

Sari (disambiguation)

a female garment in the Indian subcontinent. Sari may also refer to: Sari (operetta) or Der Zigeunerprimas, an operetta by Emmerich Kálmán | Sari temple, an 8th-century Buddhist temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Sarı, a Turkish surname | Sari... (36 of 207 words, 15 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sari (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sari [article of clothing] | saree

principal outer garment of women of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a piece of often brightly coloured, frequently embroidered, silk, cotton, ... (21 of 150 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/524328​/sari

Merriam-Webster:

sari | saree

a garment of southern Asian women that consists of several yards of lightweight cloth draped so that one end forms a skirt and the other a head or ... (28 of 69 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sari

Wiktionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural, archaic]

The traditional dress of women in the Indian Subcontinent; an outer garment consisting of a single length of cotton or silk, most often with one end wrapped around the waist to form a skirt, the other draped over the shoulder or head. (42 of 49 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sari

Collins Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural] | saree

the traditional dress of women of India, Pakistan, etc, consisting of a very long narrow piece of cloth elaborately swathed around the body (23 of 413 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sari

Oxford Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural] | saree

a garment consisting of a length of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body, traditionally worn by women from South Asia (22 of 75 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sari

American Heritage Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural]

An outer garment worn chiefly by women of India and Pakistan, consisting of a length of lightweight cloth with one end wrapped about the waist to form ... (27 of 58 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sari

New World Dictionary:

sari

the principal outer garment of a woman of India, Pakistan, etc., consisting of a long piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body with one end forming ... (27 of 54 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sari

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sari [countable] | saris [plural]

a very long wide piece of cloth, especially silk, that women in India wrap around their bodies to make a type of long dress (24 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sari

Random House Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | saree

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 ... (29 of 38 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sari

Cambridge Dictionary:

sari | saree

a dress, worn especially by South Asian women, consisting of a very long piece of thin cloth wrapped around the body (21 of 28 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sari

Columbia Encyclopedia:

costume | clothing

distinctive forms of clothing, including official or ceremonial attire such as ecclesiastical vestments, coronation robes, academic gowns, armor, and ... (19 of 107 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0813728​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | saree: sarees [plural] | sarees [plural] | saree

a garment, traditionally worn by South Asian women, consisting of a long rectangle of fabric reaching the feet, wrapped and pleated around the waist ... (24 of 66 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701376​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

sari

First use: 1785

Origin: "long, wrapping garment worn by Hindu women", from Hindi sari, from Prakrit sadi, from Sanskrit sati "garment, petticoat".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sari

Merriam-Webster:

sari | saree

First use: 1785

Origin: Hindi and Urdu sāṛī, from Sanskrit śāṭī strip of cloth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sari

Wiktionary:

sari | saris [plural]

Origin: Hindi साड़ी (sāṛī), via Prakrit from Sanskrit षाटी (ṣāṭī).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sari

Collins Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural] | saree

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Hindi sārī, from Sanskrit śātī

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sari

American Heritage Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural]

Origin: Hindi sāṛī, from Prakrit sāḍī, from Sanskrit śāṭī.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sari

Oxford Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural] | saree

First use: late 18th century

Origin: Hindi sāṛī

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sari

New World Dictionary:

sari

Origin: Hindi sārī from Sanskrit śāṭī

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sari

Encarta Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | saree: sarees [plural] | sarees [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: Hindi saṛī from Sanskrit śaṭī "garment"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701376​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sari | saris [plural] | sarees [plural] | saree

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sari"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sari

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sari [countable] | saris [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sari"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sari

Macmillan American Dictionary:

sari [countable] | saris [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sari"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sari

Cambridge Dictionary:

sari

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "sari"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "sari"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sari

the Free Dictionary:

sari

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sari"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sari"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sari

Google Dictionary:

sari | sarees [plural] | saris [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sari"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sari

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sari"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sari​0001 word=sari

YourDictionary Audio:

sari

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sari" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sari

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