charmeuse

[ shahr-mooz, -moos; French shar-mœz ]
/ ʃɑrˈmuz, -ˈmus; French ʃarˈmœz /
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noun

a soft, lightweight, drapable fabric of silk or synthetic fibers, having a semilustrous satin face and a dull back.

Nearby words

  1. charmed life,
  2. charmed particle,
  3. charmed quark,
  4. charmedly,
  5. charmer,
  6. charmian,
  7. charminar,
  8. charming,
  9. charmingly,
  10. charmless

Origin of charmeuse

First recorded in 1905–10; formerly trademark

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British Dictionary definitions for charmeuse

Charmeuse

/ (ʃɑːˈmuːz, French ʃarmøz) /

noun

trademark a lightweight fabric with a satin-like finish
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