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salwar Syllabification: sal·war
Pronunciation: /ˌsəlˈwär/
(also shalwarˌSHəl-)

Definition of salwar in English:


A pair of light, loose, pleated trousers tapering to a tight fit around the ankles, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez.
Example sentences
  • Nowadays, fashion conscious Asian men are adopting long flowing robes, jackets and dhotis or baggy kameezs and salwars, with a shawl thrown over the shoulder.
  • The standard clothing of men all over Pakistan is the salwar, loose baggy trousers, and kurta, a long shirtlike tunic.
  • For convenience and ease of use, most modern women opt for churidars and salwars, with matching dupattas to give them the stylish look.


From Persian and Urdu šalwār.

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