an·​go·​ra | \ aŋ-ˈgȯr-ə How to pronounce angora (audio) , an- \

Definition of angora

1 : the hair of the Angora rabbit or Angora goat

called also angora wool

2 : a yarn of Angora rabbit hair used especially for knitting
3 capitalized

Examples of angora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Previously: the grisly sides of perfume, angora, pearls, mirrors, and orchids. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Lockets," 10 Aug. 2020 From shaggy faux furs to fuzzy angoras, from shearlings to sherpa styles, the winter bucket hat is one of the cutest and coziest accessories of the season. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "A Guide to Wearing Hats According to the Best Winter Street Style of 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Previously: the grisly sides of perfume, angora, pearls, and mirrors. * * * Everyone thought it was gone. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Orchids," 9 Oct. 2019 The storied British fashion house bids formal farewell to rabbit, fox, mink, Asiatic raccoon and angora, the furs of choice in recent years. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Burberry bans fur, stops destroying unsold goods," 6 Sep. 2018 And with her hot pink angora minidress, matching fuchsia lips, and springy bob, Nastassja Kinski offered a lesson in tactile sensuality in the cult classic Paris, Texas. Sophie Schulte-hillen, Vogue, "14 Iconic Beauties Who Prove Why Great Hair and Good Sweaters are a Perfect Match," 22 Sep. 2018 Starting with Riccardo Tisci’s debut collection this September 17, Burberry is banning rabbit, fox, mink, and Asiatic raccoon fur, as well as angora. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Burberry’s Future is Fur-Free—And Much More Sustainable," 6 Sep. 2018 There is a divide—retailers like H&M and Topshop are pulling out of angora production due to disturbing images and video hitting the web on the heinous treatment towards fluffy angora bunnies and how they are stripped of their coats. Liana Satenstein, Marie Claire, "Fur Lovers Who Don't Want to Buy New, Rejoice!," 13 Feb. 2014 The photos feature the model in bunny ears, both topless with suspenders as well as more covered up in a white angora sweater. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, ""Playboy" Addresses Criticism of First Transgender Playmate," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of angora

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Angora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of angora

: a kind of soft yarn or wool that is made from the hair of the Angora goat or the Angora rabbit
: a type of cat, goat, or rabbit that has long soft hair


an·​go·​ra | \ aŋ-ˈgȯr-ə How to pronounce angora (audio) \

Kids Definition of angora

: cloth or yarn made from the long soft silky hair of a special usually white domestic rabbit ( Angora rabbit ) or from the long shiny wool of a goat ( Angora goat )

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