Definition of kimono in English:

kimono

Syllabification: ki·mo·no
Pronunciation: /kəˈmōnō
 
, kəˈmōnə
 
/

noun (plural kimonos)

A long, loose robe with wide sleeves and tied with a sash, originally worn as a formal garment in Japan and now also used elsewhere as a robe.
More example sentences
  • He was wearing a loose fitting sky blue kimono with a long sash tied hurriedly at the back.
  • The owner was in traditional Japanese dress-a red kimono with an obi and sandals, her black hair pulled back in a tight bun.
  • She instead was dressed in a satin white dress that had the basic form of a Japanese kimono, with a red sash that included a satin flower.

Origin

mid 17th century: Japanese, from ki 'wearing' + mono 'thing'.

Derivatives

kimonoed

Pronunciation: /-nōd, -nəd/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Ella Morrissey, in kimonoed comfort, waved a good-bye from her armchair.
  • The Tendo patriarch was sipping his hot saki when the kimonoed girl stomped into the room, threw herself down on the far side of the table and grabbed the liquor bottle.
  • They then rounded out the evening at a fashionable nightclub where a kimonoed hostess massaged their egos and kept their glasses brimming with mizuwaris - whisky and water - until both men were quite drunk.

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