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adjective as in plaid

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noun as in check

noun as in patchwork

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Example Sentences

In her tartan bouclé jacket, a Chanel bag slung over her shoulder, she’s anything but regular folk—yet she acts surprised when the locals recognize her patented charm routine.

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They stood at attention in their tartan kilts, white leggings and bearskin hats as a Marine band struck up “Hail to the Chief.”

I can barely imagine what tartan might have done to my psyche.

But the tartan insists that its tone shall be invariable, and sharply defined by contrasts of dark and light.

On a bundle of clothing tied in a tartan kerchief for a pillow, he lay very still and breathing heavily.

One was a British officer, in the scarlet jacket and tartan trews of a Highland regiment.

The fore-part of his head is white: his back, tail, and wings green; and his breast and belly tartan.

But—what on earth—a green tartan frock, and a toque with a white feather—she herself!


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tartan, such as: checked, and variegated.

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