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piece-dyed

[pees-dahyd]
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adjective
  1. dyed after weaving (opposed to yarn-dyed).
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Origin of piece-dyed

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for piece-dyed

Historical Examples

  • Piece-dyed fabrics may be distinguished from yarn-dyed fabrics by unraveling threads of each kind.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • On piece-dyed goods part of the finishing is done before and part after the dyeing process.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • Being a common and popular material for summer wear, it is usually made as a piece-dyed fabric.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • A good reason for making it piece-dyed is that this method is much cheaper than if the yarn is dyed previous to the weaving.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • If on the other hand, the interior of the yarn is not so highly colored as the exterior, it is piece-dyed.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley


British Dictionary definitions for piece-dyed

piece-dyed

adjective
  1. (of fabric) dyed after weavingCompare yarn-dyed
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