- a thin, soft silk with a twill or satin weave.
Origin of messaline
Examples from the Web for messaline
Historical Examples of messaline
It was of messaline silk of ivory whiteness and made with a short Empire waist and narrow, clinging skirt.The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas
Dorothy smiled as she turned her back and folded the messaline dress, placing it carefully in her trunk.Dorothy Dale in the City
Mr. de Lara's latest production, 'Sanga' , does not seem to have sustained the promise of 'Messaline.'The Opera
- a light lustrous twilled-silk fabric