Definition of serape in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /səˈräpē/
(also sarape)


A shawl or blanket worn as a cloak in Latin America.
Example sentences
  • The olive - skinned townspeople, less than one thousand in 1844, clung to their Spanish language and Mexican culture and dressed in serapes, sombreros, rebozos, and other garb characteristic of communities south of the Rio Grande.
  • Items such as sarapes and huaraches, as well as other clothing symbolic of Mexican American culture, were displayed and worn with pride.
  • Traditional peasant attire for men consisted of pajama-like trousers and tunic of unbleached cotton, a serape (used as both a blanket and a cloak), sandals, and wide sombrero.


Mexican Spanish.

Words that rhyme with serape

harpy, okapi, sharpie

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: se·ra·pe

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.