[ si-rey ]
/ sɪˈreɪ /
a brilliant, highly glazed surface produced on fabrics by subjecting them to a wax, heat, and calendering treatment.
a double fabric having such a finish.
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Words nearby ciré
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Example sentences from the Web for ciré
Very businesslike are the shoeblacks of Algiers; they dont mind what they cire as long as they cire something.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for ciré
/ (ˈsɪəreɪ) /
(of fabric) treated with a heat or wax process to make it smooth
such a surface on a fabric
a fabric having such a surface
Word Origin for ciré
C20: French, from cirer to wax, from cire, from Latin cēra wax
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