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n. pl. cho·lis also cho·lies
A tightly fitted, often short-sleeved or sleeveless upper garment with a low collar and usually a high lower hem baring the midriff, worn next to the skin by women and girls in South Asia, frequently under a sari or other garment.

[Hindi colī and Urdu čolī, from Prakrit cōḷa-, piece of cloth, from Sanskrit coḍaḥ, jacket, doublet, of unknown origin.]


n, pl -lis
(Clothing & Fashion) a short-sleeved bodice, as worn by Indian women
[from Hindi]
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From here, you can traipse the market lanes of Ratanpol, Rani-no-Haziro, Sindhi Market, Revdi Bazr, the cloth market of Sarangpur and Ramakda market in search of attractive chaniya choli, salwar kameez, sarees, block-printed fabrics, embroideries, bandhani tie-dye fabrics, traditional jewellery and utensils.
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No umlaut arose from *aa in the development of Sw, the reason why the *aa of *c/iaatias well as *taaro developed into o: choli 'goat' and torn 'star', respectively.
The choli is the tight fitting bodice, although the neckline, sleeves and backs can be altered to suit the wearer's personal style.