Meaning of “kimono” in the English Dictionary

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"kimono" in British English

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kimononoun [ C ]

uk /kɪˈməʊ.nəʊ/ us /kəˈmoʊ.noʊ/ plural kimonos


  • In Japan, for example, the colors and patterns on a kimono have great meaning.
  • Natural dyes from plants are used, and people believe that the spirit of the plants is brought to the kimono through the dye.
  • Red kimonos are the most popular among young women because they are a symbol of youth, beauty, and love.
  • The most common example was a small model of a woman in a kimono that served cups of tea to guests.

(Definition of “kimono” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kimono" in American English

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kimononoun [ C ]

us /kəˈmoʊ·nə, -noʊ/ plural kimonos

a long, loose piece of outer clothing with very wide sleeves, traditionally worn by the Japanese

(Definition of “kimono” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)