sari

noun sa·ri \ ˈsär-ē \
variants: or less commonly saree
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of sari

: a garment of southern Asian women that consists of several yards of lightweight cloth draped so that one end forms a skirt and the other a head or shoulder covering

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Origin and Etymology of sari

Hindi & Urdu sāṛī, from Sanskrit śāṭī strip of cloth


SARI Defined for English Language Learners

sari

noun

Definition of sari for English Language Learners

  • : a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body and head or shoulder and worn by women in southern Asia


SARI Defined for Kids

sari

noun sa·ri \ ˈsä-rē \

Definition of sari for Students

: a piece of clothing worn mainly by women of southern Asia that is a long light cloth wrapped around the body and head or shoulder

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