Definition of ao dai in English:

ao dai

Syllabification: ao dai
Pronunciation: /ˈou ˌdī, ˈô

noun (plural ao dais)

  • A Vietnamese woman’s long-sleeved tunic with ankle-length panels at front and back, worn over trousers.
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    • Garbed in the traditional ao dai, young Vietnamese women seem to epitomise the charm and grace of Hue.
    • A special type of Vietnamese women's gown is the ao dai.
    • The ao dai consists of a long mandarin-collared shirt that extends to the calves, slit at both sides to the waist.


1960s: Vietnamese.

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