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

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Selena wears a Celine by Hedi Slimane polka dot dress with pastel blue eyeshadow and a dark barrette. refinery29.com, "Selena Gomez's Sun Hat Is The Perfect Summer Accessory," 25 July 2019 She is described as having blonde hair and green eyes and was last seen wearing a gold and white polka dot dress and pink visor. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Silver alert issued for Oshkosh woman who went missing after driving away from her home," 10 Aug. 2019 Treasures currently listed on the site include a polka dot Yves Saint Laurent jacket and a logo’d Christian Lacroix denim dress. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "How a Former Danish Model Turned Her Vintage Collecting Hobby Into a Business," 26 Aug. 2019 In a 2018 Frontiers in Psychiatry case study, a girl with trypophobia reported being triggered by seeds on bread, polka dot or animal prints, holey cheese, and honeycomb. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "Is Trypophobia Really a Fear of Holes or Something Else Entirely?," 26 July 2019 The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge sported both polka dots and stripes on a midi dress during a walk with her son, Arthur, in Chelsea yesterday. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Puts a Fun Spin on the Black and White Polka Dot Dress," 23 Aug. 2019 Standing there as a 15-year-old, in a secondhand black dress with white polka dots, warped the trajectory of Meyer’s life. NBC News, "She was an American child bride. Now, Genevieve is fighting to stop it from happening to others.," 12 Aug. 2019 Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist, covers giant potted plants with polka dots (pictured, below). J.w.s.w. | Berlin, The Economist, "The variegated symbolism of gardens in art," 1 Aug. 2019 In the third bin, a small purple rubber duck catches my eye, covered in polka dots and holding an ice cream cone. Rachel Berry, Cincinnati.com, "Happen's Toy Lab brings a sense of child-like creativity for all ages," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of polka dot

1857, in the meaning defined above

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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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