The crêpe will be as a cloud thrown over the dress—a transparent, vapory, impalpable cloud.
Then opening the other register (the Register of Deaths) he attended to the woman in the crêpe.
From time to time was heard the muffled roll of drums shrouded in crêpe.
Peneluna drew the end of her crêpe veil up and wiped her eyes.
She shook out a soft, white, crêpe de Chine dress made over silk.
All it needed was a crêpe necktie on the knob of the front door.
We all went to the funeral service for the Emperor Frederick this morning, all of us smothered in crêpe with long crêpe veils.
And she picked up a fold of her thin, crêpe skirt that Charlotte might see for herself.
Each wears upon his lapel the gilt badge of a fraternal order, with a crêpe rosette.
She throws down her feather hat and her crêpe de what-you-call-it boa on the boa stand.
1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.