[ mwah-rey, mawr-ey, mohr-ey; French mwa-rey ]
/ mwɑˈreɪ, ˈmɔr eɪ, ˈmoʊr eɪ; French mwaˈreɪ /
(of silks and other fabrics) presenting a watery or wavelike appearance.
a design pressed on silk, rayon, etc., by engraved rollers.
any silk, rayon, etc., fabric with a watery or wavelike appearance.
Printing. an interference pattern of dots appearing in the print of process color.
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Words nearby moiré
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British Dictionary definitions for moiré (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmwɑːreɪ) /
having a watered or wavelike pattern
such a pattern, impressed on fabrics by means of engraved rollers
any fabric having such a pattern; moire
Also: moiré pattern a pattern seen when two geometrical patterns, such as grids, are visually superimposed
Word Origin for moiré
C17: from French, from moire mohair
British Dictionary definitions for moiré (2 of 2)
/ (mwɑː) /
a fabric, usually silk, having a watered effect
Word Origin for moire
C17: from French, earlier mouaire, from mohair
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