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moquette

[moh-ket]
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noun
  1. a type of fabric with a thick, velvety pile, used for carpets and in upholstering.

Origin of moquette

1755–65; < French, equivalent to moc(ade) imitation velvet + -ette -ette
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Examples from the Web for moquette

Historical Examples

  • Silks and moquette harmonize as well as calico and ingrain once did.

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

    Marion Harland

  • Lace curtains and moquette carpets would be nowhere apparent.

    The Nation in a Nutshell

    George Makepeace Towle


British Dictionary definitions for moquette

moquette

noun
  1. a thick velvety fabric used for carpets, upholstery, etc

Word Origin

C18: from French; of uncertain origin
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