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sari Line breaks: sari
Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːri/
(also saree)

Definition of sari in English:

noun (plural saris or sarees)

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A garment consisting of a length of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body, traditionally worn by women from South Asia.
Example sentences
  • Ladies were dressed in saris and shalwar kameez of vibrant shades making the streets of Wootton Bassett awash with colour.
  • There was a lot of music and dancing and many people wore traditional Indian clothing, including women's lenghas and sarees and Kurta pyjamas for the men.
  • Out of the gift box came spanking new saris, shirts, trousers, lungis and nighties and the happiness of the inmates knew no bounds.


Late 18th century: from Hindi sāṛī.

Words that rhyme with sari

askari, Bari, Cagliari, calamari, Campari, charivari, curare, Ferrari, Harare, Kalahari, Mari, Mata Hari, Qatari, Rastafari, safari, Scutari, shikari, sparry, starry, Stradivari, tamari, terramare, Vasari, Zanzibari
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