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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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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. Outside of a show I have never seen so tall a man.
When it comes to cummerbunds, they can get as dressy as possible.
Chic cummerbunds accentuated the figure over the heavier drapes, ensuring a younger sensibility to the styles.
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Rao and other models were seen wearing intricately carved necklaces, armlets, and chains of uncut diamonds on corded strands, some startling cummerbunds and chunky gold bracelets.
They even supply boys' tuxedos, suits, ties, bowties and cummerbunds. The tuxedos and suits come in a variety of colors, including white, black, charcoal and olive, and the ties come in seven colors, including burgundy red and sage.
Skateboarder magazine cummerbunds, and SS La Jolla rarities are attracting attention from around the globe.
Taylor, who has just finished the second year of his management degree, wants to expand the business to include accessories, including braces and cummerbunds.
"It's fantastic to see the young men in their dinner jackets and cummerbunds and the young women in their ballgowns.