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obi 1

Pronunciation: /ˈōbē/

noun (plural obis)

A broad sash worn around the waist of a Japanese kimono.
Example sentences
  • She explained everything to us - from the types and meanings of the different kimonos and obis (clothing articles) to the differences between Japanese and Okinawa food and customs.
  • Some of the more unique stalls had Japanese obis, Belgian chocolate, crystal glassware and some very loud hats - just the thing for the upcoming Melbourne Cup Day celebration held in November.
  • A striped scarf becomes a runner, and a half yard of silk can be tied around a pitcher in the style of an obi, a broad sash worn with a kimono.

Origin

Japanese, literally 'belt'.

Words that rhyme with obi

adobe, dhobi, dobe, Nairobi, Robey

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Syllabification: o·bi

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obi 2

Pronunciation:
/ˈōbē/

noun

Variant form of obeah.

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Syllabification: o·bi

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