cloque

[kloh-key]

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.

Nearby words

  1. clootie,
  2. cloots,
  3. clootz, anacharsis,
  4. clop,
  5. clop-clop,
  6. cloquet,
  7. cloquet's hernia,
  8. cloqué,
  9. clorazepate,
  10. clorinda

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

noun

  1. a fabric with an embossed surface
  2. (as modifier)a cloqué dress

Word Origin for cloqué

from French, literally: blistered

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