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burnous Line breaks: bur|nous
Pronunciation: /bəːˈnuːs/
(US also burnoose)

Definition of burnous in English:


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A long, loose hooded cloak worn by Arabs.
Example sentences
  • The burnoose fell loose from her face for a moment.
  • A cape called a burnous is sometimes draped over the shoulders; it is made of linen for the summer and wool for the winter.
  • He does all this wearing a flowing caftan and a burnoose.


Late 16th century: French, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros 'cloak'.

Words that rhyme with burnous

abstruse, abuse, adduce, Ballets Russes, Belarus, Bruce, caboose, charlotte russe, conduce, deduce, deuce, diffuse, douce, educe, excuse, goose, induce, introduce, juice, Larousse, loose, luce, misuse, moose, mousse, noose, obtuse, Palouse, produce, profuse, puce, recluse, reduce, Rousse, seduce, sluice, Sousse, spruce, traduce, truce, use, vamoose, Zeus
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