a velvety cord or yarn of silk or worsted, for embroidery, fringes, etc.
fabric made with a fringed silken thread used as the weft in combination with wool or cotton.
any fabric with a protruding pile, as in certain rayon bedspreads.
a deep-pile, durable, woolen carpeting with chenille weft: the most expensive power-loomed floor covering.
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How to use chenille in a sentence
Run a narrow velvet through the holes of the third row and affix wider velvet ends, or chenille tassels to each extremity.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Her prize was a gay little chenille imp, which she stuck in her hair with great glee.Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
On the chenille-covered table in the middle of the room stood a vase with artificial flowers.The Mountebank | William J. Locke
There is this against chenille, that its texture is not sympathetic to the touch, and that there is a stuffy look about it always.Art in Needlework | Lewis F. Day
The holiday hat is the same, save for a roll of brightly and many tinted chenille.Legends & Romances of Brittany | Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for chenille
a thick soft tufty silk or worsted velvet cord or yarn used in embroidery and for trimmings, etc
a fabric of such yarn
a rich and hard-wearing carpet of such fabric
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