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sari

noun sa·ri \ˈsär-ē\

Simple Definition of sari

  • : a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body and head or shoulder and worn by women in southern Asia

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sari

  1. :  a garment of southern Asian women that consists of several yards of lightweight cloth draped so that one end forms a skirt and the other a head or shoulder covering

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Variants of sari

also

saree

play \ˈsär-ē\

Origin and Etymology of sari

Hindi & Urdu sāṛī, from Sanskrit śāṭī strip of cloth


First Known Use: 1785

Rhymes with sari


SARI Defined for Kids

sari

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noun sa·ri \ˈsä-rē\

Definition of sari for Students

  1. :  a piece of clothing worn mainly by women of southern Asia that is a long light cloth wrapped around the body and head or shoulder




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