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 Japan had its own fashion traditions, of course, and the kimono would figure in Miyake’s work, but what Miyake sought was modernity. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Aug. 2022 See below for a look back at how the kimono has appeared in our street style galleries, from the couture shows in 2016 to the ready-to-wear shows of 2022. Irene Kim, Vogue, 11 June 2022 Paired with socks and Geta, the kimono was once a part of a daily uniform for Japanese women. Irene Kim, Vogue, 11 June 2022 Chambers' first appearance as Brando replays the audition, with Brando greeting his guests at his home in a kimono. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 Komatsubara donned a thin, reddish-purple dress styled like a kimono and embellished with blossoms and sparkles in a nod to her home country. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 One character, called Shiromuku, is a large bride wearing an all-white kimono and hiding her face. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 Ravi Khanna, 36, who leads brand marketing for a fintech startup in New York, has embraced the kimono. Jamie Waters, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 Moscow Kimono by Coco De Mer: Part of the Killing Eve collaboration collection, this kimono is a classic. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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16 Aug 2022

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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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