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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
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