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 sandal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of sandal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her black strapless dress with sheer overlay with black sandal heels complemented her up do. Allyson Portee, Forbes, "The Best Looks From The 78th Golden Globes Virtual Red Carpet," 1 Mar. 2021 FitFlop Florrie Toe Thong: $47.99+ at AmazonThis lightweight sandal features a charming rosette and one-inch platform. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "Everything you need to know about FitFlops," 7 Mar. 2021 For 2021, new iterations of the strappy sandal like the Silka are adding spring to your step with delicious color ways like buttery Banana and Cream. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, "The Ultimate Guide To Sustainable Dressing For Spring 2021: Key Pieces, Trends, And Brands To Know," 4 Mar. 2021 For Rowland, the perfect sandal was a goalpost, one that required multiple trips to the drawing board to achieve. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kelly Rowland Is on a Mission to Create the Perfect Heels," 2 Mar. 2021 Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch Birkenstock, maker of what is affectionately deemed the original ugly sandal, has a luxurious new owner. Marc Bain, Quartz, "The company behind Louis Vuitton is now backing Birkenstock," 26 Feb. 2021 These slide-on fuzzy slippers are like a cross between a sandal and a slipper and have a slingback to help keep the slipper in place. Jamie Ueda, USA TODAY, "The 30 coziest gifts of 2020," 10 Nov. 2020 Met Gala look: metallic Marc Jacobs PJs, subtle sparkly jewelry and a mid-heel sandal. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "Pajamas Are the New Sweatpants—How to Wear Them Everywhere," 16 Jan. 2021 The summer before that, the humble Teva sandal had a moment and was favored by the street style set. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Honey, They Shrunk the Ugg Boot," 6 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of sandal was in the 14th century

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25 Mar 2021

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“Sandal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandal. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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