peau de soie

[ poh duh-swah, pohduh-swah ]

noun
  1. a soft, satin-weave cloth of silk or rayon, grainy and having a dull luster, used to make dresses, coats, trimmings, etc.

Origin of peau de soie

1
1865–70; <French: literally, pelt of silk

Words Nearby peau de soie

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How to use peau de soie in a sentence

  • The best grades of peau de soie present the same appearance on both sides, being reversible.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley

British Dictionary definitions for peau de soie

peau de soie

/ (ˈpəʊ də swɑː, French po də swa) /


noun
  1. a rich reversible silk or rayon fabric

Origin of peau de soie

1
literally: skin of silk

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