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sartorial

Syllabification: sar·to·ri·al
Pronunciation: /särˈtôrēəl
 
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Definition of sartorial in English:

adjective

[attributive]
Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress: sartorial elegance
More example sentences
  • Do you know a businessman who turns heads as he strides the city's sidewalks in his perfectly tailored sartorial elegance?
  • Patients prefer doctors to dress in a semiformal style, but when accompanied by a smiling face it is even better, suggesting a friendly manner may be more important than sartorial style.
  • I've dressed up a bit in deference to Evans's sartorial elegance.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin sartor 'tailor' (from sarcire 'to patch') + -ial.

Derivatives

sartorially

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Sitting in his sunny front room silhouetted in the bay window, white t-shirt, tartan shorts and sports socks, he is sartorially the polar opposite of the traditional bow-tie and tails combo.
  • Fortunately our appearance did not put off our new-found, sartorially elegant friends and we spent three days fishing with them, fishing mini-matches on two of those days.
  • Certainly the more sartorially aware New Yorkers adore his stuff.

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