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cloque

[ kloh-key ]
/ kloʊˈkeɪ /
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noun

an embossed or quilted fabric.Compare matelassé.

adjective

having a small, irregular pattern or figured motif woven into a fabric to give a puckered or quilted effect.

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Also clo·qué, cloky.

Origin of cloque

1945–50; <French: cloqué embossed, blistered, equivalent to dialectal French (Picard ) cloque bell, blister (see cloak) + <Latin -ātus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for cloque

cloqué
/ (ˈklɒkeɪ) /

noun

  1. a fabric with an embossed surface
  2. (as modifier)a cloqué dress
from French, literally: blistered
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