Definition of raiment in English:

raiment

noun

literary, archaic
  • Clothing.

    ‘ladies clothed in raiment bedecked with jewels’
    • ‘It's an especially lovely option at this time of year, with the trees donning their autumnal raiment.’
    • ‘Their long slender bodies were clothed in raiment so silky, and their staffs issued high command.’
    • ‘Acolytes in white and brown raiment came forth, standing just before her.’
    • ‘Poseidon clothes himself in raiment of gold, grasps his gold whip, and takes his stand upon his chariot.’
    • ‘A lone figure stood on the deck, dressed in raiment of yellow and lime, bearing short white hair that stood upright, and wielding a wood staff with a white rabbit carved atop it.’
    outfit, clothes, costume, ensemble, suit, clothing, dress, attire, garments, garb, turnout, rig, uniform, livery, array, regalia, robes, finery
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Origin

Late Middle English: shortening of obsolete arrayment ‘dress, outfit’.

Pronunciation

raiment

/ˈrāmənt//ˈreɪmənt/