[ sahr-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr- ]
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  1. of or relating to tailors or their trade: sartorial workmanship.

  2. of or relating to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.

  1. Anatomy. pertaining to the sartorius.

Origin of sartorial

First recorded in 1815–25; from Late Latin sartor “tailor” + -ial

Other words from sartorial

  • sar·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
  • pre·sar·to·ri·al, adjective
  • un·sar·to·ri·al, adjective
  • un·sar·to·ri·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sartorial in a sentence

  • The Editor, too, was a considerable advance—at least sartorially—over the one I remembered.

    Down the Yellowstone | Lewis R. Freeman
  • He was unshaven, he was wearing the suit substituted for his own; and Florence, sartorially, was not much better off.

    The Million Dollar Mystery | Harold MacGrath
  • Sartorially at least, the company was eminently respectable.

    The Easiest Way | Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • She was characterized, sartorially, only by that unobtrusive yet exquisite neatness whose practice some women bring to a fine art.

    Angela's Business | Henry Sydnor Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for sartorial


/ (sɑːˈtɔːrɪəl) /

  1. of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring

  2. anatomy of or relating to the sartorius

Origin of sartorial

C19: from Late Latin sartōrius from sartor

Derived forms of sartorial

  • sartorially, adverb

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