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See definition of tartan on Dictionary.com
  • as inplaid
  • as incheck
  • as inpatchwork

synonyms for tartan

  • checked
  • variegated
See also synonyms for: tartans
  • checkerboard
  • patchwork
  • plaid
  • quilt
  • jumble
  • mishmash
  • plaid
  • check
  • confusion
  • disorder
  • hash
  • medley
  • miscellany
  • muddle
  • pastiche
  • salad
  • salmagundi
  • stew
  • olio
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How to use tartan in a sentence

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.
KRISTEN STEWART AND PABLO LARRAÍN DO PRINCESS DIANA WRONG IN SPENCERSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 3, 2021TIME
But the tartan insists that its tone shall be invariable, and sharply defined by contrasts of dark and light.
CERES' RUNAWAYALICE MEYNELL
On a bundle of clothing tied in a tartan kerchief for a pillow, he lay very still and breathing heavily.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
One was a British officer, in the scarlet jacket and tartan trews of a Highland regiment.
PONCE DE LEONWILLIAM PILLING
The fore-part of his head is white: his back, tail, and wings green; and his breast and belly tartan.
WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
But—what on earth—a green tartan frock, and a toque with a white feather—she herself!
DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
The Romans found it in Britain, and Boadicea wore a tartan dress on the day of her defeat.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
No embroidery can soften the constantly recurring angles, and only fringes can be employed to decorate a tartan costume.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
Young Donald, in his homespun tartan, stood on the outskirt of the little crowd that surrounded her, listening.
STORIES FROM THE BALLADSMARY MACGREGOR
A rectangular shawl-like garment made of the checkered cloth called tartan.
LADY OF THE LAKESIR WALTER SCOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TARTAN

  • checkerboard
  • patchwork
  • plaid
  • quilt
  • tartan
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.