adjective, pais·ley often capitalized \ˈpāz-lē\

: covered in a pattern made up of colorful curved shapes

Full Definition of PAISLEY

:  made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures
:  marked by designs, patterns, or figures typically used in paisley fabrics <a paisley print>
paisley noun

Examples of PAISLEY

  1. The wallpaper is a paisley print.

Origin of PAISLEY

Paisley, Scotland
First Known Use: 1790

Rhymes with PAISLEY


geographical name Pais·ley \ˈpāz-lē\

Definition of PAISLEY

burgh SW Scotland W of Glasgow pop 84,789


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