sandal

noun
san·​dal | \ ˈsan-dᵊl How to pronounce sandal (audio) \

Definition of sandal

1 : a shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot
2 : a low-cut shoe that fastens by an ankle strap
3 : a strap to hold on a slipper or low shoe
4 : a rubber overshoe cut very low

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Other Words from sandal

sandaled or less commonly sandalled \ ˈsan-​dᵊld How to pronounce sandalled (audio) \ adjective

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Click here for a pair of critter sandals from the same designer! Redbook, "Audrey's Outfit of the Day: Critter Sandals," 11 July 2011 Designers created iterations of the utilitarian sandals with platforms (like Anna Sui above) and iridescent straps. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Shoe Trends of 2019 You're Going to Want to Pay Attention To," 7 Jan. 2019 Anna Sui Gave Us the Prized Ugly-Chic Sandal of the Year Vogue Runway’s Instagram followers have crowned Anna Sui the queen of the ugly-chic sandal in 2018. Vogue, "The Most Popular Shoes of 2018, According to You, Our Instagram Followers," 19 Dec. 2018 On Amy: AG The Rhett cuffed jeans, $215, Shopbop; The Row nude leather sandals, $730, Selfridges; Trave jacket. Amy Hou, Glamour, "Three Glamour Staffers Face—And Embrace—Their Biggest Denim Fears," 24 Aug. 2018 Known for its inelegantly molded footbed and its crunchy-granola history, the classic German sandal was reimagined in a hyper-luxurious way for spring 2013 by designer Phoebe Philo. Robin Givhan, The Seattle Times, "Are designers trolling us with ‘ugly’ fashion — or is it us?," 6 Aug. 2018 And because even royal siblings can't escape wearing matching outfits, the sisters finished off their looks with the same sparkly sandals. Temi Adebowale, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Spanish Royal Family's Vacation Portraits Are Here and They're Definitely Much Nicer Than Ours," 30 July 2018 But critics were writing their reviews so fast that their possibly negative words would stream out via the social media foghorn even before the first dainty sandal had hit the red carpet. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Cannes 2018 Opens with a Middling Movie But a Killer Jury," 9 May 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge appears to be wearing similar accessories tonight; silver platform sandals and a teal fold-over clutch. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears a Teal Jenny Packham Gown to the Tusk Conservation Awards in London," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sandal

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon sandal

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sandal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sandal

: a shoe with a bottom part that is held in place with straps around the foot and sometimes the ankle

sandal

noun
san·​dal | \ ˈsan-dəl How to pronounce sandal (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandal

: a shoe consisting of a sole that is held in place by straps

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