Definition of chikan in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪk(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • (In South Asia) a type of hand embroidery using cutwork and shadow work.
    More example sentences
    • Sahiba Collections have their exclusive Lucknowi chikan works on display.
    • If shopping in this section is over, try going over to the stall selling garments and dress material with Lucknowi chikan work, again in pastels.
    • With chikan kurtas in beige and white colours and jewelled T-shirts in a multitude of designs, every creation has a style of its own.


from Urdu, from Persian čikan.

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