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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lisse

Historical Examples of lisse

  • We talk of everything—of papa, of the house, of my pony, of the woods and the Lisse.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • As he stood he could hear the river Lisse whispering, calling him.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • 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.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • Sunedei is ihaten es lauerdes dei ec e dei of blisse of lisse of alle irest.