- a fine, filmy, lightly crinkled gauze fabric used in strips for making ruching or for finishing garments.
Origin of lisse
1850–55; < French (crêpe) lisse smooth (crepe), derivative of lisser to smooth, polish, Old French lischier, licier < Medieval Latin lixāre to leach, derivative of Late Latin lixa lye; cf. lixivium
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Examples from the Web for lisse
We talk of everything—of papa, of the house, of my pony, of the woods and the Lisse.
As he stood he could hear the river Lisse whispering, calling him.
I've been on Evarin's track ever since that business of The Lisse.The Door Through Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Beyond this the road swung into the Morteyn road, that lay cool and moist along the willows that bordered the river Lisse.
Sunedei is ihaten es lauerdes dei ec e dei of blisse of lisse of alle irest.