polka dot

pol·​ka dot | \ ˈpō-kə-ˌdät How to pronounce polka dot (audio) \

Definition of polka dot

: a dot in a pattern of regularly distributed dots in textile design

Other Words from polka dot

polka-dot or polka-dotted \ ˈpō-​kə-​ˌdä-​təd How to pronounce polka dot (audio) \ adjective

Examples of polka dot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the first look, Robbie wears a blue-and-white-striped halterneck top, complemented with a polka dot headband and chunky bead bracelet. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 Milos BicanskiGetty Images Princess Beatrice opted for a bold polka dot look for her visit to the royal box at Wimbledon. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, 27 Apr. 2022 Choose between nine colors, each of which features a gorgeous floral pattern or classic polka dot print. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2022 The silk crepe dress featured a matching belt in the same polka dot material for an illusion look that almost disappears amongst the pattern. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 29 Mar. 2022 Kate paired a navy polka dot midi by Alessandra Rich with a white T-shirt, layering a navy blazer over the top. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 2 July 2021 The latter is responsible for one of The Nanny's most-recognizable looks, a black-and-white polka dot shift dress with oversized fruit appliqués (including a watermelon, cherry, banana and lemon). Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 24 Mar. 2022 Classic Burberry style codes including the signature trench coat and the brand's emblematic beige check appeared in multiple iterations alongside dainty corset tops, slouchy bodysuits, pleated skirts and polka dot frocks. Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 To introduce Prince William to the world after giving birth to him at the Lindo Wing, Princess Diana wore a green and white polka dot dress. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of polka dot

1857, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2022

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“Polka dot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polka%20dot. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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polka dot

pol·​ka dot | \ ˈpō-kə- How to pronounce polka dot (audio) \

Kids Definition of polka dot

: a dot in a pattern of evenly spaced dots (as on fabric)

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