Definition of sartorial
: of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly : of or relating to clothes poor sartorial taste
sartoriallyplay \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
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Examples of sartorial in a Sentence
They accused him of having poor sartorial taste.
The wedding party arrived in sartorial splendor.
Recent Examples of sartorial from the Web
Miguel, and her MAC Cosmetics Future Forward Lipglass last Friday (May 26), emerging dark-pop singer Dua Lipa is making both musical and sartorial waves.
Chelsea Cavanaugh CHELSEA CAVANAUGH Fringe festival Tassels are having a moment, and no wonder: The lightweight embellishments make a big sartorial statement when worn with summer basics.
And while their modern merch has made repping your favorite musician cooler than ever, vintage versions championing timeless artists have always hit a sartorial high note.
Markle’s unconventional background and red carpet experience mean her sartorial choices are likely to appease courtiers and fashion critics.
The Nerd Bird's passengers are often 80 percent tech people, and the flight is legendary for its sartorial level (low), technical quotient (high), and onboard corporate espionage.
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Did You Know?
It's easy to uncover the root of sartorial. Just strip off the suffix -ial and you discover the Latin noun sartor, meaning "tailor" (literally, "one who patches or mends"). Sartorial splendor has been the stuff of voguish magazines for years, and even sartor itself has occasionally proven fashionable, as it did in 1843, when Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote of "coats whose memory turns the sartor pale," or in the 1870 title The Sartor, or British journal of cutting, clothing, and fashion. Sartorial has been in style with English speakers since at least 1823.
Origin and Etymology of sartorial
Medieval Latin sartor
First Known Use: 1823
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Definition of sartorial for English Language Learners
: of or relating to clothes
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