[ awr-gan-zuh ]
/ ɔrˈgæn zə /
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noun, plural or·gan·zas.
a sheer rayon, nylon, or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and with a crisp finish, used in the manufacture of evening dresses, trimmings, etc.
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Origin of organza
First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain
Words nearby organza
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Example sentences from the Web for organza
It also used organza, compact crepe and cotton jersey plisse, among others.Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2014: Palazzo Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And his black evening gowns with bodices swathed in sheer black organza were a well-balanced cocktail of sex and subtlety.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris|Robin Givhan|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for organza
/ (ɔːˈɡænzə) /
a thin stiff fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, etc
Word Origin for organza
C20: perhaps related to organzine
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