a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave.
any women's dress ornament, as ribbon or lace.
(of dresses, scarves, etc.) resembling or made of chiffon.
(in cooking) having a light, frothy texture, as certain pies and cakes containing beaten egg whites.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use chiffon in a sentence
A 2020 study found that the filtration efficacy of single-layer face masks made out of textiles such as cotton, chiffon, flannel, or silk varies a lot, and it can be as low as 5 percent, depending on the fabric.The ultimate guide to reusing and buying N95 masks | Sandra Gutierrez G. | January 13, 2022 | Popular-Science
Davis showcased that he’s capable of sensually displaying skin in elegant frames – from halter neck tops and cutouts to a chiffon translucent gown.Maximilian Secures Its Debut Runway Show At London Fashion Week | Blake Newby | September 27, 2021 | Essence.com
Elena Zelayeta, the San Francisco cookbook author and radio personality, cooked them enchiladas suizas and chiffon cake.To Find Hope in American Cooking, James Beard Looked to the West Coast | John Birdsall | October 2, 2020 | Eater
One 1918 example, in wispy silk chiffon and lace is even trimmed in mink!
The acrobat was twirling during her performance, suspended by a chiffon scarf.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus | Marina Watts | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The dress is a classic, with its soft, lavender hue, chiffon fabric, and minimalist shape.
What looked like ethnic or folk iconography was seen in the brightest of colors on suede, lace, and silk chiffon.
As her website boasts, the collection features “silk charmeuse, chiffon, and stretch wovens.”From ‘The Hills’ to Over the Hill: Lauren Conrad’s Premature Aging | Anna Klassen | September 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The hostess wore a gown of black chiffon trimmed with pale blue that looked simple and was not.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Ronald looked at the mass of chiffon and the quivering fall of drapery before him and smiled.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
This was the first time Barbara had spread her dainty chiffon wings in the air of the great north woods.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
While her new protector was away, Barbara not only made the suggested changes, but she did marvels with the chiffon.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
Her beautiful throat and shoulders rose in statuesque whiteness from the mist of chiffon that encircled them.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for chiffon
a fine transparent or almost transparent plain-weave fabric of silk, nylon, etc
(often plural) rare feminine finery
made of chiffon
(of soufflés, pies, cakes, etc) having a very light fluffy texture
- chiffony, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012