Origin of moire
Origin of moiré
Examples from the Web for moire
Historical Examples of moire
Heavy mohair, cotton, or silk and cotton cloth, with worsted or moire face.Textiles
William H. Dooley
Moire—The water effect produced on silk, moreen, and like fabrics.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
This machine is also made to I produce the "Moire luster" finish.
Moire, mwor, n. watered silk: a watered appearance on metals or textile fabrics.
On the body there are two rows of moire and three on each band of the skirt.
Word Origin for moire
Word Origin for moiré
"watered silk," 1650s, from French moire (17c.); see mohair. As an adjective, moiré "having the appearance of watered silk," it is attested from 1823.