paisley

play
adjective, often capitalized pais·ley \ˈpāz-lē\

Definition of paisley

  1. 1 :  made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures

  2. 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.

Recent Examples of paisley from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paisley.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of paisley

Paisley, Scotland


Paisley

play
geographical name Pais·ley \ˈpāz-lē\

Definition of Paisley

  1. burgh in southwestern Scotland west of Glasgow population 77,000


PAISLEY Defined for English Language Learners

paisley

play
adjective

Definition of paisley for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up paisley? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!