polka dot


pol·​ka dot ˈpō-kə-ˌdät How to pronounce polka dot (audio)
: a dot in a pattern of regularly distributed dots in textile design
polka-dot adjective
or polka-dotted

Examples of polka dot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The colorful furniture and polka dots painted on the tall white walls under fluorescent lighting give a playful feel to the hub. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 The garments themselves serve as bold expressions of confidence, featuring dramatic bows and eye-catching polka dots, echoing the designer’s penchant for making bold statements. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 6 Mar. 2024 And this piece from Husbands does so with aplomb, thanks to its silk fabric, wide point collar and polka dot pattern. Buy Now on Husbands: $587.50 Photo : Farfetch ERL Speckle Knit Polo Shirt Speckled wool is typically the stuff of hardy knits like Shetland crewnecks or shawl collar cardigans. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2024 The actress, 33, arrived at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Festival in a pink-and-black polka dot mini dress with rosette details from Balmain's spring summer 2024 collection. Andrea Lavinthal, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 Use different sizes, scales, and types, such as florals with plaids or herringbone with ikats, and add a third, unexpected one as an accent, like an animal print or polka dots. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2024 This affordable suit comes in over 30 colors and patterns—including hot pink, florals, and polka dots. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 15 Mar. 2024 The set of nine includes multiple egg sizes and patterns, including checkered, polka dots, and stripes. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 6 Mar. 2024 Florals, geometric patterns, stripes, polka dots, graffiti: The range on offer is practically limitless. Ashley W. Simpson, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polka dot was in 1857

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“Polka dot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polka%20dot. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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polka dot

pol·​ka dot ˈpō-kə- How to pronounce polka dot (audio)
: a dot in a textile pattern of evenly spaced dots

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