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
Recent Examples of sari from the Web
The sculpture is wrapped in a sari, a Bangladeshi revision of the usual representation, the Greek goddess Themis blindfolded and clad in a gown.
Kurdish barbers sit next to stores selling shimmering saris.
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Origin and Etymology of sari
Hindi & Urdu sāṛī, from Sanskrit śāṭī strip of cloth
First Known Use: 1785
SARI Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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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