- a heavy cotton material in colorfully printed designs, used especially for drapery and slipcovers.
Origin of cretonne
Examples from the Web for cretonne
Historical Examples of cretonne
Queen Louise was banished to the bedroom where she surveyed a world of cretonne.Gigolo
Most likely one lined with cretonne, and a French chauffeur at the wheel.Torchy and Vee
It was really marvelous what could be done with cretonne and dotted swiss.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
Yes, his hands were behind him clutching and kneading a fold of the cretonne.The Riddle of the Sands
The shelf has a cretonne cover and 'petticoat' that reaches the floor.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband
Louise Bennett Weaver
- a heavy cotton or linen fabric with a printed design, used for furnishing
- (as modifier)cretonne chair covers
Word Origin for cretonne
1870, from French cretonne (1723), supposedly from Creton, village in Normandy where it originally was made.