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lisse

[ lees ]

noun

  1. a fine, filmy, lightly crinkled gauze fabric used in strips for making ruching or for finishing garments.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lisse1

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; lixivium

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Example Sentences

The word goddesse was probably substituted for lisse, because the latter was obsolescent.

I often visited Herr Hiemann Lisse, a plump little man of enlightened mind and cheerful disposition.

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

Tapestry is woven in two ways, by a high or by a low-warp loom (haute-lisse or basse-lisse), vertical or horizontal.

Then the hat en suite, pale-grey lisse, white feather and brilliant buckle.

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