angora

noun
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

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 The Gold Standard: Hand Washing Hand washing is truly the ideal way to clean a sweater made from natural fibers like cashmere, merino, or angora. Jolie Kerr, Town & Country, "How To Clean And Store Your Sweaters," 24 Mar. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'angora.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of angora

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about angora

Statistics for angora

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for angora

The first known use of angora was in 1812

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for angora

angora

noun

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

angora

noun
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 )

More from Merriam-Webster on angora

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with angora

Spanish Central: Translation of angora

Nglish: Translation of angora for Spanish Speakers

Comments on angora

What made you want to look up angora? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!