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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.]
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(ˈkʌməˌbʌnd) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a wide sash, worn with a dinner jacket
[C17: from Hindi kamarband, from Persian, from kamar loins, waist + band band]
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(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]
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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
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[ˈkʌməbʌnd] Nfaja f
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nKummerbund m
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[ˈkʌməˌbʌnd] nfascia dello smoking
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SMARTEN UP FOR THE SEASON THERE'S no need for men to miss out on all the fashion fun, here's our top picks in the suits section, clockwise, from above, for the urban dandy - wool blend jacket, pounds 55, easy iron Oxford shirt, pounds 9, skinny tie, pounds 3, caramel chinos, pounds 20 and shoes, pounds 28, from Matalan; stylish fitted Fletcher big suit is pounds 130, and white Falcon shirt, pounds 34.99, from River Island; M&S Tuxedo - pounds 159 with bow tie and cummerband, pounds 25; Top Man Tuxedo - jacket, pounds 150, shirt, pounds 38 and bow tie, pounds 8; Primark wins the award for the cheapest tuxedo on the high street - all wrapped up for under pounds 50.
From a macrame belt with shells and a shell cummerband, both pounds 21.99, to crochet slingbags starting from pounds 17.99 and raffia baskets at pounds 12.99, they are a good starting-place.
The ensembles had a stately feel to them, and included a range of kurtas, jodhpurs, dhotis and the essential sherwani, styled together with lavish drapes and cummerbands.