ki·​mo·​no | \ kə-ˈmō-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce kimono (audio) , -nə\
plural kimonos

Definition of kimono

1 : a long robe with wide sleeves traditionally worn with a broad sash as an outer garment by the Japanese
2 : a loose dressing gown or jacket

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Other Words from kimono

kimonoed \ kə-​ˈmō-​(ˌ)nōd How to pronounce kimonoed (audio) , -​nəd \ adjective

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On Saturday morning, Marina got ready in a Fleur du Mal silk kimono with a small group of family and friends. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A Wedding Weekend Under the Palm Trees and Stars at the Lyford Cay Club," 23 Jan. 2019 Each kimono is like a work of art, painted by hand and passed down through generations. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Antique Stores and Flea Markets, According to the Pros," 21 Sep. 2018 The princess donned two looks for the occasion, beginning first with a pale yellow uchiki kimono—an outer robe—and a plum hakama, or wide-legged pleated trousers that fall to the ankles, just beneath for her arrival at the temple. Noor Brara, Vogue, "All For Love: Japan’s Princess Ayako Weds Kei Moriya," 29 Oct. 2018 The costume costs $49.99 and includes hair sticks, a kimono, a skirt, and an obi — a sash often worn with traditional Japanese clothing. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Fashion Nova Is Selling a “Sexy” Geisha Halloween Costume," 1 Oct. 2018 The kimono is from Japanese culture, and the qípáo at the premiere was from Chinese culture. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Eliminated 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Yuhua Hamasaki Talks Reviving the Spirit of Drag, Gender Neutrality & More," 6 Apr. 2018 There was more serene elegance at Ginza Motoji, famed for generations for their kimonos. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Makes the Most of His Trip to Tokyo for Valentino Pre-Fall—And Then Some," 2 Dec. 2018 Princess Ayako wore a yellow uchiki kimono with pink flowers and green leaves, a look similar to what her sister, Princess Noriko, wore at her wedding in 2014. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Japanese Princess Just Married a Commoner, and Gave Up Her Royal Status to Do So," 29 Oct. 2018 Immediately next door are the Tenryuji Temple Gardens, where women wearing kimonos pose, mobile phones held aloft, next to flourishing azalea bushes. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "Cherry Blossoms and Beyond: Go on a Nature Meditation in Japan," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kimono

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kimono

Japanese, clothes, from ki wearing + mono thing

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English Language Learners Definition of kimono

: a loose piece of clothing with wide sleeves that is traditionally worn on formal occasions in Japan


ki·​mo·​no | \ kə-ˈmō-nō How to pronounce kimono (audio) \
plural kimonos

Kids Definition of kimono

1 : a loose robe with wide sleeves that is traditionally worn with a broad sash as an outer garment by a Japanese person
2 : a loose dressing gown worn chiefly by women

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