Definition of clothes in English:

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Pronunciation: /klō(T͟H)z/

plural noun

1Items worn to cover the body: he stripped off his clothes baby clothes [as modifier]: a clothes shop
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile, the sister is trying to maintain standards and dignity, washing her clothes and covering her body.
  • ‘I now feel more comfortable and relaxed at work wearing casual clothes,’ she said.
  • His face was so pale, and the oil almost covered his body and clothes completely.
clothing, garments, attire, garb, dress, wear, costume
informal gear, togs, duds, threads, getup
formal apparel
archaic raiment, habiliments, vestments
Example sentences
  • They would be awakened by a weight pressing on them, or the clothes would be pulled from the bed, or they would hear the sound of a dress sweeping the floor.


Old English clāthas, plural of clāth (see cloth).

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Syllabification: clothes

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