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

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Other Words from polka dot

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

Examples of polka dot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Artist Yayoi Kusama—known for her signature infinity rooms and polka dot spaces—has created a special balloon, titled Love Flies Up to the Sky that will be featured in the 93rd annual parade. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Yayoi Kusama's Balloon Will Fly at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 26 Nov. 2019 Set Resin iPhone xr Case Keep your phone protected and looking adorable with this polka dot case. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "Kate Spade Is Having a Surprise Sale Right Now and the Savings Are So Good," 20 Nov. 2019 The sweet picture shows Banks and Blaise matching in pink polka dot onesies and what appear to be striped hospital beanies. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Palin's Daughter Willow Welcomes Twin Girls Banks and Blaise: 'We Are So in Love'," 19 Nov. 2019 When closed, a bud of polka dot petals resembles a head with lips. Los Angeles Times, "‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in Pasadena: Secrets of a radically reconceived Audrey II," 17 Oct. 2019 The sock options today are vast and vary from fine silk trouser socks to polka dot glittery ones. Teen Vogue, "16 Socks To Wear With Your Back-To-School Shoes," 14 Aug. 2019 There were pink balloons and red balloons and polka dot balloons, and Minnie Mouse dolls of all sizes, and commemorative T-shirts bearing a picture of the girl whose grandmother called her Smiley. Journal Sentinel Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mourners weep for loss of Brooklyn Harris, 3-year-old girl killed in road rage incident," 23 July 2019 Since retro polka dots have been revived, take this lively, black-and-white blouse out on the town. Niki Mcgloster, Essence, "We Found Your Next Head-Turning All White Party Ensemble," 28 June 2019 Check out the pics below, and get ready to start stocking your closet with leather jackets, skinny pants, and polka dots. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard Stars In The Latest Yves Saint Laurent Campaign," 28 May 2019

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First Known Use of polka dot

1857, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Polka dot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polka%20dot. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of polka dot

: one of a series of dots that make a pattern especially on fabric or clothing

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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