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ghaghra

Line breaks: gha|ghra
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaɡrə
 
, ˈɡɑːɡrɑː/
(also ghagra)

Definition of ghaghra in English:

noun

(In South Asia) a long full skirt, often decorated with embroidery, mirrors, or bells.
Example sentences
  • The ghagras she wore were similar to the ones worn by women in miniature paintings which allowed easy circling movements.
  • Damayanti wore such a costume occasionally but she mostly wore saris and ghagras and the sari became her main costume later.
  • Corsets have invaded the sari and tulle skirts or fish-tailed skirts have taken over the ghagras.

Origin

Hindi ghāghrā, from Sanskrit gharghara 'gurgle, rattle'.

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