[ ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, an- for 1-5, 7; ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, ang-ger-uh for 6 ]
/ æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, æn- for 1-5, 7; æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, ˈæŋ gər ə for 6 /
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Often angora .Also Angora wool . the hair of the Angora goat or of the Angora rabbit.
Often angora . yarn, fabric, or a garment made from this hair.
Usually angora . made from a yarn or fabric of the hairs of the Angora goat or Angora rabbit: an angora sweater.
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Origin of Angora
First recorded in 1825–35; variant of Ankara
Words nearby Angora
Angolan, Angolese, angon, angophora, angor, Angora, Angora cat, Angora goat, Angora rabbit, Angostura, angostura bark
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How to use Angora in a sentence
As a modest new royal, the beaming bride covered up with a white angora bolero cardigan.Dress No. 2!|The Daily Beast|April 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Goat hair, especially that of the Angora and the Cashmere goat, has much use in the clothing industries.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
With gray Angora wool, make a double in each stitch and fasten off the last row neatly.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet|Anonymous
It was a half-bred Angora kid—the little animal whose bleat we had heard.A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
In the middle of a ring of Angora goats, having a fight with two kids about their own size.
"Here is wishing you and your family a safe and happy journey," bleated the leader of the Angora flock.
British Dictionary definitions for Angora (1 of 2)
/ (æŋˈɡɔːrə) /
noun (sometimes capital)
- the long soft hair of the outer coat of the Angora goat or the fur of the Angora rabbit
- yarn, cloth, or clothing made from this hair
- a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
- (as modifier)an angora sweater See also mohair
Word Origin for angora
from angora, former name of Ankara, in Turkey
British Dictionary definitions for Angora (2 of 2)
(æŋˈɡɔːrə, ˈæŋɡərə) the former name (until 1930) of Ankara
(æŋˈɡɔːrə) short for Angora cat, Angora goat, Angora rabbit
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