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raiment Syllabification: rai·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈrāmənt/

Definition of raiment in English:


archaic or literary
Clothing: ladies clothed in raiment bedecked with jewels
More example sentences
  • Poseidon clothes himself in raiment of gold, grasps his gold whip, and takes his stand upon his chariot.
  • A lone figure stood on the deck, dressed in raiment of yellow and lime, bearing short white hair that stood upright, and wielding a wood staff with a white rabbit carved atop it.
  • Their long slender bodies were clothed in raiment so silky, and their staffs issued high command.


Late Middle English: shortening of obsolete arrayment 'dress, outfit'.

Words that rhyme with raiment

claimant, clamant, payment

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