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A broad sash, especially one that is pleated lengthwise and worn as an article of formal dress, as with a dinner jacket.

[Hindi kamarband, from Persian : kamar, waist + band, band; see bund1.]


(ˈkʌməˌbʌnd) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a wide sash, worn with a dinner jacket
[C17: from Hindi kamarband, from Persian, from kamar loins, waist + band band]


(ˈkʌm ərˌbʌnd)

a wide sash worn at the waist, esp. a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.
[1610–20; < Hindi kamarband loin-band < Persian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cummerbund - a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo
cincture, waistband, waistcloth, girdle, sash - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers


[ˈkʌməbʌnd] Nfaja f


nKummerbund m


[ˈkʌməˌbʌnd] nfascia dello smoking
References in classic literature ?
Major Putnam had managed to slip inside and plunge into a proper shirt and trousers, with a crimson cummerbund, and a light square jacket over all; thus normally set off, his red festive face seemed bursting with a commonplace cordiality.
The first was an enormous Sikh, with a black beard which swept nearly down to his cummerbund.
A single-button jacket is the most popular style and can be worn with a cummerbund (pleats up) or a brocade vest, plus those shiny tuxedo pumps.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a strapless antique silk satin couture gown by Eve of Milady featuring a fitted bodice and cummerbund waist embellished with seed pearls, crystals, and rhinestones on English net.
Gehrke wore a black jumpsuit with a cummerbund, pearl buttons and a bow tie.
Rows of rhinestones outlined the neckline and encircled the cummerbund waistline from which fell the A-line skirt sweeping into a chapel train.
After the stuffed chicken breasts (getting to be the standard on the cummerbund trail) and awesome baked Alaska for dessert (wish it was served more often), the fashion parade began and the celebrity judges got to work.
3--Color) For that movie-star look, a violet column by Jessica McClintock, $138, matches her date's cummerbund and tie.
The price includes coat, pants, shirt and matching cummerbund and tie.
A cummerbund and a Peter Pan collar or officer collar shirt completes the look.
EMMA JOHNSON has picked out a few pieces for you Jeff Banks wine-coloured cummerbund PS17.
While menswear saw strong sales of bow ties over the last 12 months, demand for the cummerbund fell 21% over the last five years.