[shahr-mooz, -moos; French shar-mœz]
- a soft, lightweight, drapable fabric of silk or synthetic fibers, having a semilustrous satin face and a dull back.
Origin of charmeuse
First recorded in 1905–10; formerly trademark
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Examples from the Web for charmeuse
But in its effect on the shopper's nerves, charmeuse is even worse than ponge.
Teresa,” said the widow beaming, “will look beautiful in charmeuse!Lady Cassandra
Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Charmeuse is a shimmering, silk-like material which lends itself admirably to summer wear, because it stains easily.
In fact, as a preparation for a summer's reading, I don't know what is more exhausting than charmeuse, unless it be crpe de Chine.
I believe our charmeuse, ninons and crêpe-de-Chines to be unrivalled in town, Sir.
- trademark a lightweight fabric with a satin-like finish
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