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 kimono (audio) , -​nəd \ adjective

Examples of kimono in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a huge commotion about a not-Asian girl wearing a kimono. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2020 Instead, their wearers had a sort of external pocket, a hanging vessel called a sagemono; netsuke, then, helped fasten the sagemono to the kimono. Sophie Bew, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2020 Thanks to @maopublicrelations for the loan of the epic kimono by @chenghuaichuang & @thearchshow for the beautiful Earings by and ring by @epajewel. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 13 Dec. 2019 Mao is 6 years old and swaddled in a heavy kimono, her face covered in the thick white greasepaint of a Kabuki actor. Ben Dooley, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2020 Davis tried on a colorful Japanese kimono at a mall and posed for a photo. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 1 Mar. 2020 On the main outdoor stage, a male macaque in a kimono struck macho poses and leaped over high hurdles. National Geographic, 8 Feb. 2020 After all, the black silk kimono from his Spring/Summer 1995 collection is a piece of fashion history. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2019 Like the way a kimono is cut, how there’s no fabric wasted., 9 Jan. 2020

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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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“Kimono.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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