Definition of "sari" [‖Sa•ri]

  • An outer garment worn chiefly by women of India and Pakistan, consisting of a length of lightweight cloth with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head. (noun)

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Use "sari" in a sentence
  • "In three recent cases of what they call 'sari cancer,' they believe women contracted the disease through skin irritation from knotting their petticoats too tightly in the same position over a long period of time."
  • "The sari is making a comeback in India, reports Emily Wax, in a story that does not even mention Michaele Salahi, not at all."
  • "A sari is wrapped, yes, but it's a minimum of six yards of fabric, and this was a shawl."