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
Examples of paisley in a Sentence
The wallpaper is a paisley print.
Recent Examples of paisley from the Web
Cave Bro Romper creator Darryll DiPietro tells me that the whole idea behind his project was to give people an alternative to RompHim's paisley and pastel designs.
The suspect is described as 20 to 30 years old, mustache, slim, 150 to 170 pounds with a paisley-like design tattooed on his right wrist.
Their exhalations wove together in thick paisley clouds.
J.Crew is one of the first chain stores to ever carry Zellweger’s collection, which features flowy caftanlike tunics, tops, and dresses for women, all in fun red or green paisley prints.
The 91-year-old sported a gray paisley shawl wrapped over a silver dress, accompanied by some silver earrings.
Webb wore a spiffy gray suit and a paisley tie; his short gray hair was softly unruly.
An hour into the workshop in Wisconsin, Devine rolled up one sleeve of her blue paisley blouse and walked over to an African American student sitting in the front row.
Red print pillows in dining room and paisley pillows in living room, Pottery Barn (800-922-5507, potterybarn.com).
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Origin and Etymology of paisley
First Known Use: 1790See Words from the same year
PAISLEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paisley for English Language Learners
: covered in a pattern made up of colorful curved shapes
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