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

Examples of kimono in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like the way a kimono is cut, how there’s no fabric wasted., "San Francisco artist recycles trash into treasure," 9 Jan. 2020 Lela has about 40 pieces by Anderson for sale, including reversible dresses and shirts, palazzo pants and — the most popular item — silk kimonos. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "To reach a wider audience, Milwaukee artists turn their work into clothing, home items," 24 Oct. 2019 On her various jaunts, Hansen also discovered beautiful silk kimonos and formal dresses with exquisite workmanship, but no labels. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Step Inside Wilde Shop, Copenhagen’s Wildly Creative New Vintage Mecca," 18 Mar. 2019 Robert Mendoza rapidly poured four jasmine milk teas, handing the drinks to the members of a group who were donning traditional silk kimonos while enjoying the city’s Asian Festival on Saturday. Sara Cline,, "Annual Asian Festival held in San Antonio Saturday," 1 Feb. 2020 Especially his red kimono with dripping mint feathers. Kristin Vartan,, "Lucy Hale and Katy Keene costume designer Jenn Rogien on the fab four's style," 28 Jan. 2020 The Japanese wore stylish kimono-style jackets, while the Scots wore kilts., "A Chim Chiminey Parade Honors Sweeps and Recalls Past Horrors - The Boston Globe," 29 Sep. 2019 According to Gueye, the seashell shapes were digitally-generated and graphed to create clam seashell shapes on swimsuits, kimonos, and dresses. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "This designer is creating fashion prints from maths equations," 6 Feb. 2020 One of the first photo stills that was released before season one had a picture of Kimmy in a cat kimono, and that’s all anyone could talk about on social media. Andrea Barber, Good Housekeeping, "Andrea Barber Gets Real About Lori Loughlin, 'Full House' Secrets, and More in New Book," 15 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of kimono was in 1886

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16 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Kimono.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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How to pronounce kimono (audio)

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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