su·​rah ˈsu̇r-ə How to pronounce surah (audio)
: a soft twilled fabric of silk or rayon

Word History


probably alteration of surat, a cotton produced in Surat, India

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surah was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Surah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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