paisley

adjective, often capitalized pais·ley \ ˈpāz-lē \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of paisley

1 : made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures
2 : marked by designs, patterns, or figures typically used in paisley fabrics
  • a paisley print

paisley

noun

Examples of paisley in a Sentence

  1. The wallpaper is a paisley print.

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Origin and Etymology of paisley

Paisley, Scotland


Paisley

geographical name Pais·ley \ ˈpāz-lē \

Definition of Paisley

burgh in southwestern Scotland west of Glasgow population 77,000

PAISLEY Defined for English Language Learners

paisley

adjective

Definition of paisley for English Language Learners

  • : covered in a pattern made up of colorful curved shapes



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