[ soor-uh ]

  1. a soft, twilled silk or rayon fabric.

Origin of surah

First recorded in 1880–85; apparently variant of Surat

Words Nearby surah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use surah in a sentence

  • So in the sixth surah, he writes: We (as if identifying himself with God) will not impose a task on any soul beyond its ability.

  • In this event it may be set into a scarf or drapery of China or surah silk with charming results.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making | The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • surah—A twilled silk similar to serge; first made in Surat, India.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Aunt Gerty was making a pink surah blouse all over the study table and being prompter as well.

    The Celebrity at Home | Violet Hunt
  • The greatest luxury to which she treated herself now and again was a taffetas or surah silk.

    Bijou | Gyp

British Dictionary definitions for surah


/ (ˈsʊərə) /

  1. a twill-weave fabric of silk or rayon, used for dresses, blouses, etc

Origin of surah

C19: from the French pronunciation of Surat

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