Definition of Aran in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈerən/


Denoting a type of knitwear with traditional patterns, typically involving a raised cable stitch and large diamond designs.
Example sentences
  • The group enjoyed browsing among the many shops with traditional Aran knitwear, pottery and other souvenirs on sale.
  • The countryside was a major theme with rustic cord jodhpurs, pedal pushers with buttons at the knee, checked shirts and Aran sweaters.
  • The traditional consumer market for Waterford Crystal, Claddagh rings, Aran knitwear and Connemara marble rosary beads continues to thrive and is worth €120 million a year.


1960s: from the Aran Islands.

Words that rhyme with Aran

Arran, baron, barren, Darren, Karen, Sharon, yarran

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Syllabification: Ar·an

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