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jali Line breaks: jali
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɑːli/

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Definition of jali in English:

noun

[mass noun] Indian
Intricate ornamental openwork in wood, metal, stone, etc. [as modifier]: a bamboo jali bedside cabinet
More example sentences
  • Its intricately carved windows have beautiful jali or filigree work that is a feature of all buildings of the period in Ahmedabad.
  • Murri work, taipchi, jali, dhun etc are some of the common varieties of chikan work.
  • She installed her naive ceramic figures in an enclosure made from jali, a traditional decorative lattice used in Indian architecture.

Origin

Urdu, from jaal 'a net'.

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