Origin of parasolFrench from Italian parasole from parare, to ward off ( from L, prepare) + sole ( from Classical Latin sol), sun
A woman poses with a lacey parasol.
The definition of a parasol is an umbrella used to shade someone from the sun.
An example of a parasol is the frilly umbrella used for shade by a southern belle.
A light, usually small umbrella carried as protection from the sun.
Origin of parasolFrench from Italian parasole parare to shield ( from Latin parāre to prepare ; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.) sole sun ( from Latin sōl ; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.)
- The Japanese Parasol dance has simple choreography and uses an umbrella as a prop.
- From the traditional parasol dance to modern-day hip hop, Japan has a rich culture of creative movement.
- The opened parasol is held over the head by both hands, with the handle at chest level.
- If you are looking for Monet in particular, check out the "Woman with Parasol" chart.
- A parasol and a few scarves or a feather boa can do the trick.