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
kimonoedplay \kə-ˈmō-(ˌ)nōd, -nəd\ adjective
Recent Examples of kimono from the Web
The guests, dressed in flowing kimonos and bright kaftans look on, each with a colorful tropical drink in hand.
Her statement-print kimono, for example, set her back a mere $3 at a Village Discount Outlet in Little Village.
Under a giant disco ball, showgoers danced in mesh tops, blonde wigs, and kimono dusters.
Shawl: Tru Blue silk queen kimono, $242, Planet Blue.
Wearing a multicolored romper and kimono, funky shades and a big curly afro, Scott said her look paid homage to Diana Ross, who closed out Friday night's Essence Fest.
An oversize tubular cuff that mirrored the sleeve of a kimono was a leitmotif in Sacai’s 49-piece display that showcased both men’s and women’s designs.
Its cinematic synth is the soundtrack to a leisurely pool day draped in a silk kimono or perched in a fan's breeze practicing Johnny Jewel's moody makeup in the mirror.
Tokyo born and bred, Miki Yamato spends her days shooting fashion and portrait photography, everything from kimono shoots to artisanal jewelry, documentaries and music videos.
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Origin and Etymology of kimono
Japanese, clothes, from ki wearing + mono thing
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
KIMONO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kimono for English Language Learners
: a loose piece of clothing with wide sleeves that is traditionally worn on formal occasions in Japan
KIMONO Defined for Kids
Definition of kimono for Students
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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