Definition of rangoli in English:

rangoli

noun

mass noun
  • Traditional Indian decoration and patterns made with ground rice, particularly during festivals.

    as modifier ‘they are learning to draw Rangoli patterns at Diwali’
    • ‘This time around, the authorities have planned to draw rangoli using cereals and vegetables.’
    • ‘The carpet rangoli was yet another masterpiece.’
    • ‘In north India people make similar rangoli designs on festive occasions.’
    • ‘The students of the school had carpeted several parts of the campus with rangoli designs.’
    • ‘The volunteers inspired the evenings with cultural events, debates, dance dramas and rangoli competition.’

Origin

From Marathi rā̃̄goḷī.

Pronunciation

rangoli

/rʌŋˈɡəʊli/