Share this entry

Share this page

sulu

Syllabification: su·lu
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞olo͞o
 
/

Definition of sulu in English:

noun (plural sulus)

A length of cotton or other light fabric wrapped about the body as a sarong, worn from the waist by men and full-length by women from the Melanesian Islands.
Example sentences
  • I had flown 16 hours and more than 8,000 miles from New York, and I thought that I had landed in the '60s, everywhere there were smiling men and women clad in colorful sulus, sporting Afros, and exchanging a robust ‘Bula!’
  • Traditional Fijian clothing for men is a native kilt called a sulu.
  • A senior man beats a log drum to summon the village to afternoon prayer; women in ‘Mother Hubbard’ dresses and men in sulu wraps file into the stone Methodist church and Sweet Jesus hymns waft out.

Origin

Fijian.

Definition of sulu in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
adjective
using more words than are needed…