[kawr-dn-et, -dn-ey]


a thread, cord, or yarn used to outline a lace motif, form fringes, edge decorative braid, etc.

Origin of cordonnet

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cordon, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cordonnet

Historical Examples of cordonnet

  • Is usually worked with horsehair on the edges to give firmness to the cordonnet.


    William H. Dooley

  • The cordonnet of Alençon is the only one which has horsehair for its foundation.

  • There were also other differences, both the "cordonnet" and the "rseau" being unlike those of Alenon.

    Lace, Its Origin and History

    Samuel L. Goldenberg

  • Take two silk threads of the kind sold as "Cordonnet" silk, each thread of a different colour.

  • The pattern is outlined with a cordonnet of a flat, untwisted silk strand.

    Lace, Its Origin and History

    Samuel L. Goldenberg