Definition of tailoring in English:


Line breaks: tailor|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlərɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The activity or trade of a tailor: they learnt woodwork, tailoring, and other trades
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    • Skills provided here include; carpentry, tailoring, mixed agriculture, small business management, book keeping and typing skills.
    • Apart from these, the girls are also taught various household activities like cooking and tailoring.
    • The Ndola Women and Youth Resource Centre facilitates a number of livelihood programmes which include brick making, pottery, agriculture, tailoring, carpentry and others.
  • 1.1The style or cut of a garment or garments: his rather careful tailoring suggested an accountant rather than a policeman
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    • Their special occasion outfits include beautifully cut dresses and suits, all with classic tailoring, and all complemented by elegant co-ordinating jackets, shawls and hats.
    • The trend is going to be sharper tailoring,’ the designer forecasts.
    • His womenswear sets razor-sharp tailoring against indulgently romantic dresses formed from layers of fragile chiffon.

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