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cretonne

[ kri-ton, kree-ton ]

noun

  1. a heavy cotton material in colorfully printed designs, used especially for drapery and slipcovers.


cretonne

/ ˈkrɛtɒn; krɛˈtɒn /

noun

    1. a heavy cotton or linen fabric with a printed design, used for furnishing
    2. ( as modifier )

      cretonne chair covers



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Word History and Origins

Origin of cretonne1

1865–70; < French, after Creton, Norman village where it was produced

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cretonne1

C19: from French, from Creton Norman village where it originated

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Example Sentences

"Oh bother," grumbled Mollie, as after their breakfast she gloomily surveyed the landscape from the cretonne-curtained window.

Quick as thought I was back in my old position, to find my view barred by a cretonne curtain.

He found the cabin door on the hook, and the faded curtain of cretonne drawn across.

There was new cretonne on the old sofa, a handsome cloth on the centre-table, and a new easy-chair.

If they are not in their night-shirts you can examine the covering--usually satin or perhaps cretonne.

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