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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Until Summer to Carry Your Favorite Basket Bag 18 Slides Few can make socks with sandals, crop tops over button ups, or floral frocks with turtlenecks work as well as the street style set. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Don’t Wait Until Summer to Carry Your Favorite Basket Bag," 30 Mar. 2019 For a look that's simultaneously relaxed and serious, try wearing high-rise, wide-leg linen trousers with flat sandals in a neutral hue. Nicola Fumo, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Chic Looks You Can Wear to Work and on the Weekend," 18 Mar. 2019 Although socks with sandals have their defenders, too. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "It’s February, Why Are There Bare Ankles Everywhere?," 13 Feb. 2019 Add a sculptural heeled mule for the ultimate La Bomba touch, or pair with a classic flat sandals for more of a laid back feel. Vogue, "These 24 Dresses Are a No-Fuss Solution to Spring Style," 31 Mar. 2019 Close behind, socks with sandals (55 percent), Crocs (53 percent), baggy clothes (50 percent), Granny panties (45 percent), and dressing too youthfully (44 percent) were all seen as deal-breakers. Fox News, "These are the biggest first-date fashion deal-breakers, say singles," 2 Oct. 2018 These critter sandals are totally adorable, and a subtle way to incorporate a little animal life into your outfit. Redbook, "Audrey's Outfit of the Day: Critter Sandals," 11 July 2011 The luxury fashion house collaborated with the footwear brand on two reimagined pairs of its signature sandals, both of which are available to shop online beginning today. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Valentino Birkenstocks Are Now Available to Shop for $495," 27 Feb. 2019 The video and Brandon's iconic question immediately became part of our pop culture consciousness, even getting a nod in Black Panther when Shuri asks T'Challa that same question while laughing at his sandals. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Brandon Moore, Creator of the "What Are Those?" Vine, Has Died at 31," 28 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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