Definition of shamiana in English:

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shamiana

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːmɪɑːnə/

noun

Indian
A marquee.
Example sentences
  • In time the shamianas and tents were replaced by buildings - barracks for soldiers and quarters for officers and their families.
  • Heat, dust and rusty autorickshaws that await the tourist who decides to venture on a local sightseeing are all just part of the show; so are the shamianas erected by the side of the wharf and people selling handicrafts.
  • Anything from chairs and tables to utensils, lamps and shamianas are there for the asking, for a ‘small’ price.

Origin

Via Urdu from Persian shāmiyāna.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sha|mi¦ana

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