Meaning of zari in English:


Pronunciation /ʒəˈriː/


mass noun
  • A type of gold thread used decoratively on Indian clothing.

    ‘choosing the right shade of thread and zari can mean sifting through 16 nuanced shades’
    • ‘The mustard cotton sari with batik and zari border was a present from a local admirer.’
    • ‘There will always be a role for gold, just like there are people who still wear zari.’


From Urdu zarī, from Persian zar ‘gold’.