Definition of sherwani in English:

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Pronunciation: /SHərˈwänē/

noun (plural sherwanis)

A knee-length coat buttoning to the neck, worn by men from South Asia.
Example sentences
  • The brides looked resplendent in red shararas while the grooms were dressed in white sherwanis, long Indian coats, and laced caps.
  • Apart from sherwanis and open sherwanis with trousers which employs elegant embroidery to enhance appeal, Renu has also worked on short jackets, trousers, jodhpurs and three-piece embroidered suits for men.
  • He has designed the traditional ‘Baghas ‘(ensembles worn by kings and princes), sherwanis, kurta pajamas and embroidered dhoti-kurta sets for grooms.


From Urdu and Persian širwānī 'from Shirvan' (referring to a town in northeastern Persia).

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Syllabification: sher·wa·ni

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