Meaning of sari in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɑːri/

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nounplural noun saris, plural noun sarees

(also saree)
  • A garment consisting of a length of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body, traditionally worn by women from South Asia.

    ‘Ladies were dressed in saris and shalwar kameez of vibrant shades making the streets of Wootton Bassett awash with colour.’
    • ‘There was a lot of music and dancing and many people wore traditional Indian clothing, including women's lenghas and sarees and Kurta pyjamas for the men.’
    • ‘Out of the gift box came spanking new saris, shirts, trousers, lungis and nighties and the happiness of the inmates knew no bounds.’
    • ‘There were kurtas and saris, dhotis and lungis, trousers, towels and aprons in brilliant hues and varied textures.’
    • ‘Sherwani, silk sarees and ghagra cholis were designed and developed under the category of bridal wear.’
    • ‘Pochampalli sarees in mercerised cotton, silk sarees in semi katan, pure katan and in warf and weft creations look elegant.’
    • ‘There were three white skinned women who were inexpertly draped in Indian saris with long sleeved jackets.’
    • ‘The elaborate knit work on cotton and silk sarees from Dacca takes at least 12 days to complete.’
    • ‘Among saris, there are the traditional cotton prints and also the Chanderi cotton and silk saris which are priced reasonably.’
    • ‘The sight of a fair-skinned woman in a sari or salwar kameez invites stares.’
    • ‘Today we see our womenfolk in sarees and salwar kameez.’
    • ‘Apart from silk varieties, cotton sarees and churidhars from places like Paramakudi and Coimbatore are also on sale.’
    • ‘He imports the cotton and silk sarees from Chennai, Mumbai and Coimbatore.’
    • ‘Pochampally silk and cotton sarees boldly announce their strength and durability.’
    • ‘From gorgeous silk saris to plain dhotis, there is a discount on every item at the Hantex showroom.’
    • ‘A seasoned chazzer can spot linen lounge pants, a cashmere cardie or a silk sari at 100 paces.’
    • ‘The handlooms include the usual dress material of Oriya cottons, some light, airy Maheswari cottons, skirts and sarees.’
    • ‘From cotton to chiffon sarees and from crepe to crush silk sarees the varieties are too many.’
    • ‘The Bengal cotton sarees and other dress materials have been brought out in colourful hues, to match the changing trends in the fashion world.’
    • ‘I brought in a silk saree (traditional Indian garb for women) that represented the ambivalence I have about certain cultural and gender expectations.’


Late 18th century from Hindi sāṛī.